## anonymous 4 years ago How do I solve this? Im soooo confused... please help 2x^2 + 7x + 5

1. anonymous

what does it equal?

2. cathyangs

...if that equals 0, just use the quadratic formula.

3. cathyangs

if not, tinker it until it's equal to 0, and then use the quadratic formula. :D

4. anonymous

$(-b \pm \sqrt{b^2-4ac})/2a$

5. anonymous

it equals (2x+5)(x+1)

6. anonymous

OH. anyway, that's called factoring.

7. anonymous

Oh your e right... how do I "factor" that?

8. anonymous

(2x+5)(x+1) IS the factored form of 2x^2 + 7x + 5:D

9. anonymous

Ok Im sorry. How do I do that? Sorry confused. Thanks for the help

10. anonymous

It's ok! Here is an explanation of how to factor that problem:D

11. anonymous

Thank you sooo much! Looking now