1. ## Factorising Quadratic Equation

Hi
Stuck of a few Quadratic equations, just thought i may be able to get some help off here?
Heres the questions:

1) X^2 + 9X + 20 = 0

2) X^2 +5X -36 = 0

If anyone can help it will be much appreciated, also if you can show working it will be even better as i might be able to get to grips with it.

thanks

2. Originally Posted by JM92
Hi
Stuck of a few Quadratic equations, just thought i may be able to get some help off here?
Heres the questions:

1) $\displaystyle X^2 + 9X + 20 = 0$

(2)$\displaystyle X^2 +5X -36 = 0$

If anyone can help it will be much appreciated, also if you can show working it will be even better as i might be able to get to grips with it.

thanks
Hi Jm92,

$\displaystyle x^2+9x+20=0$

Do you remember how to factor a quadratic polynomial?

$\displaystyle (x+5)(x+4)=0$

Now, set each factor = 0 and solve.

Do the other one in a similar fashion.

3. HI
Thanks for the help masters, So is question 2 something along the lines of..
(x-9)(x-4)=0 ?

4. Originally Posted by JM92
HI
Thanks for the help masters, So is question 2 something along the lines of..
(x-9)(x-4)=0 ?
Close, but no cigar.

$\displaystyle x^2+5x-36=0$

To factor the trinomial, you must come up with two numeric factors that multiply to -36 and at the same time add to +5.

The only two that meet that criteria are +9 and -4.

$\displaystyle (x+9)(x-4)=0$

5. Ahh now i get it. Thanks alot for the help masters