# SOLUTION: I am stuck with this one.I am suppose to factor this one. c squared + 6x + 9

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Complex Numbers Question 487031: I am stuck with this one.I am suppose to factor this one. c squared + 6x + 9Answer by Theo(3556)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!hopefully you mean x^2 + 6x + 9 since 3 * 3 = 9 and 3 + 3 = 6, then your factors probably be: (x + 3) and (x + 3) your equation is: x^2 + 6x + 9 set it equal to 0 to get: x^2 + 6x + 9 = 0 now factor it to get: (x + 3) * (x + 3) = 0 this equation will be equal to 0 if: (x + 3) = 0. when (x + 3) = 0, then: x = -3 the solution to your equation is x = -3. if you want to confirm that solution is valid, then replace x with -3 in the original equation and solve. you will get: x^2 + 6x + 9 = 0 becomes: (-3)^2 + 6*(-3) + 9 = 0 which becomes: 9 - 18 + 9 = 0 which becomes: 18 - 18 = 0 which becomes: 0 = 0 this confirms the value of x = -3 is a solution to your equation.