# If a number is added to it's square,the result is 42. How do you find the number?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 7, 2016

There are two numbers which satisfy the criteria

#### Explanation:

Let the number be

Now, we solve the equation in order to find

We first factorise the expression.

We can **Split the Middle Term** of this expression to factorise it.

Equating the factors to zero we get two values for