I've been staring at the following problems for at least half an hour. Would anyone help me?
For 2x^2+8x=0, both the terms have x in them so this can be factorised out:
I was going to do the rest of them by finding a factor, but they all appear to be decimals or surds apart from the last one. I'll show you the method so you can use it on other questions:
Since f(2)=0, f(x) has a factor x-2 ie. when x=2 f(x)=0.
This can then be factorised using this (see icemanfan's post).
A graphical method can help:
If in doubt, draw the graph and see if that helps.