In the last exercise you learnt how to factorise quadratic expressions. We will now use this in order to solve simple quadratic equations.
Suppose x²+9x +20 = 0
If we factorise we get (x+4) (x+5) = 0
In other words, two numbers multiply together to make 0. This means one of those numbers must be 0!
So we know EITHER x+4 = 0 OR x+5 = 0
If x +4 = 0 x = -4
If x+5 =0 then x=-5
So the solution is x = -4 or -5
Remember quadratic equations will nearly always have 2 solutions.