# Thread: Forgot

1. ## Forgot

I forgot how to solve for x Please help

x(x+3)= 0

2. Use the Zero Factor Principle: If the product of factors is zero, then what must at least one of the factors equal?

Then solve the two resulting linear equations.

3. okay from what I understand
I will have

x= 0
and
x+3=0
x+3-3=0-3
x=-3

do I have it right?

4. The answer to any "solving" exercise can be checked by plugging it back in to the original problem. If you plug "0" in for "x", is the equation true? If you plug "-3" in for "x", is the equation true?

If so, your solution "checks" and it must be correct!

5. Originally Posted by Brama Bull
I forgot how to solve for x Please help
x(x+3)= 0
I submit to you that if you really did ever understand the solution to $ax=0$ then it is impossible to forget it.
You may well have forgotten the process but you could not forget the basic idea.