# How do you factor and solve #x^2 + 3x + 2 = 0#?

##### 2 Answers

May 21, 2018

#### Explanation:

A squared number +

So

May 21, 2018

#### Explanation:

#"the factors of + 2 which sum to + 3 are + 2 and + 1"#

#rArr(x+2)(x+1)=0#

#"equate each factor to zero and solve for x"#

#x+2=0rArrx=-2#

#x+1=0rArrx=-1#

#"solutions are "x=-2" or "x=-1#