# How do you solve the equation: x^2 + 5x = 0?

Jun 26, 2015

${x}^{2} + 5 x = 0$
$x \left(x + 5\right) = 0$
Therefore either $x = 0$ or $x + 5 = 0$
Therefore either $x = 0$ or$x = - 5$