# How do you factor -2x^2-5x=0?

Oct 11, 2017

Factored: $- x \left(2 x + 5\right) = 0$

If you wanted to solve for $x$: $x = 0 \mathmr{and} - \frac{5}{2}$

#### Explanation:

Start by factoring out a $- x$ on the left side:

$- x \left(2 x + 5\right) = 0$

If you wanted to solve for $x$ you could set both factors equal to $0$:

$- x = 0 \to x = 0$

$2 x + 5 = 0 \to x = - \frac{5}{2}$