# How do you factor #x^2+14x=-49#?

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Apr 7, 2018

#### Explanation:

Apr 7, 2018

Here's how I factored it:

#### Explanation:

To factor this, we first have to make one side equal to zero. We do this by adding

This is a **perfect square trinomial**:

We know that:

#14 = 2 xx 1 xx 7# #49 = 7 xx 7#

Therefore, the expression

To check our answer, let's see if

And when we combine this we get:

We can still combine like terms (

Therefore, we know that

Hope this helps!