# Math Help - solving quadratics by factoring

1. ## solving quadratics by factoring

x2 – 50 = 0

2. Originally Posted by william
x2 – 50 = 0
$x^2 - 50 = 0 \Rightarrow (x - \sqrt{50}) (x + \sqrt{50}) = 0$ ....

3. thanks for you help!

4. Always use the quadratic formula if you get stuck.

5. x = (-b +/- sqrt(b-4ac))/2a

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6. Originally Posted by kathrynmath
Always use the quadratic formula if you get stuck.
NB: When the question prescribes a particular method, in this case: