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Add the 5 and set your polynomial to zero.

x² + 6x + 5 = 0?

where the n's are two constants. meaning numbers - obviously.

Um...still don't get it.

you have to find two numbers whose product is 5 and sum is 6

Oh! Okay!

Yes.

But...that's for factoring right? I need to find the value of x...

yea, you can solve for x by factoring

Yes, to find the value(s) of "x". You need to factor.

or you can use the quadratics formula

Okay...

quadratic formula usually makes the algebra more tedious. It's best if you factor.

Can you guys check my answer once I attempt to figure it out?

sure

Of course.

Okay, I'm coming up with jibberish. Could you walk me through it?

make a list of factors of 5

just 1 and 5

and -1 and -5

right, but you couldn't use -1 and -5 because those don't add up to 6

okay

so solve for x in both
x + 5 = 0 and x + 1 = 0
and they will be your answers

-5 and -1?

yes :]

okay thanks!

no problem