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

Aug 17, 2015

Break it up into factors first.

#### Explanation:

If a product $= 0$ then one of the factors must be $= 0$

$\to x \cdot \left(x + 2\right) = 0$

Then either $x = 0$
Or $\left(x + 2\right) = 0 \to x = - 2$