# How do you find the solution to the quadratic equation #v^2 + 2v - 8 = 0#?

##### 1 Answer

May 2, 2015

To solve for v, we need to factorise the expression on the left

We can **split the middle term** of this expression to factorise it

In this technique, if we have to factorise an expression like

AND

After trying out a few numbers we get

We write the equation as:

**common factor** to each of the terms

This tells us that:

Either