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

Apr 17, 2016

The solutions are:
color(blue)(x = 0
color(blue)(x= - 5

#### Explanation:

${x}^{2} + 5 x = 0$

$x$ is common to both terms of the expression.

$x \left(x + 5\right) = 0$

Equating the factors to zero to obtain the solutions:

color(blue)(x = 0

$x + 5 = 0$
color(blue)(x= - 5