# How do you solve #s^ { 2} - 14s + 45= 0#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 13, 2017

#### Explanation:

There are multiple ways of solving this. (The easiest in this case):

Find two numbers that when multiplied gives you

This usually a trial and error process but you'll find that these two numbers are

When we multiply

We can rewrite this information as

We then have to solve for the variable

We treat this as two separate equations such that:

Our final answer is therefore,

Note: you can check your answer by multiplying out