# How do you solve x^2 + 8x = 0?

Oct 4, 2016

$x = 0 \text{ or } x = - 8$

#### Explanation:

Find the factors.

${x}^{2} + 8 x = 0 \text{ } \leftarrow$ there is a common factor

$x \left(x + 8\right) = 0$

The product is 0, either factor could be 0.

$x = 0$

Or $x + 8 = 0 , \text{ } \rightarrow x = - 8$