# How do you solve for x in #y = x^2 - 2x#?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 8, 2015

Rewrite as

Don't be confused, I'm just pointing out that we will temporarily be thinking of

We would solve by factoring if we could, but we can't so we'll use the quadratic formula, which says that

the solutions to

In this equation,

(You can check the answer by substituting for

And similarly for the other solution.