# Thread: Stuck on 'solve the equation...'

1. ## 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

2. 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.

3. thanks!

Can't believe i didn't see that