how do you solve for x, when its x^2=x=30
Are you sure you're copying the question right?
I'm going to guess that you meant
x^2 - x = 30 subtract 30 from both sides
x^2 - x -30 = 0 factor
(x - 6) ( x + 5) = 0
Set both factors to 0 and solve for x and we get that x = 6 or x = -5
On my computer , the + and equal sign are the same key....
Soooooooo MAYBE you meant x^2+x = 30
x^2 +x -30 = 0
(x-5)(x+6) = 0 means x = 5 or -6 (the OPPOSITE of what CPhill found for the other equation)