# Stuck on 'solve the equation...'

• May 27th 2007, 06:06 AM
Danielisew
Stuck on 'solve the equation...'
Question is:

Solve the equation x²-x-56=0

I just don't know how to go around this..

Can someone give me a simple step by step answer?

Thanks :):)
• May 27th 2007, 06:21 AM
ThePerfectHacker
Quote:

Originally Posted by Danielisew
Question is:

Solve the equation x²-x-56=0

I just don't know how to go around this..

Can someone give me a simple step by step answer?

Thanks :):)

$x^2-x-56 = (x-8)(x+7)$
Make each one equal to zero.
• May 27th 2007, 06:30 AM
Danielisew
thanks!

Can't believe i didn't see that :(