How do you use solve #x^2 + 15x + 50 = 0#?

1 Answer
Mar 8, 2018

Answer:

Break the trinomial into two binomials and solve for x in each of the binomials

Explanation:

# x^2 + 15x + 50 = ( x +5)xx( x +10 )# so

#(x + 5) xx ( x +10 ) = 0#

# x + 5 = 0 # subtract 5 from both sides

# x + 5 - 5 = 0 -5 #

# x = 5#

# x + 10 = 0 # subtract 10 from both sides

# x + 10 -10 = 0-10 #

# x = -10 #

The values for x are -5.-10