It would help me more if you gave me one problem that you are working on so that I could show you because its kinda hard to explain without giving you an example, unless you want me to use one of my own examples??
If you have a polynomial equation, put all terms on one side and 0 on the other. And whether it’s a factoring problem or an equation to solve, put your polynomial in standard form, from highest to lowest power.
For instance, you cannot solve this equation in this form:
x³ + 6x² + 12x = −8
You must change it to this form:
x³ + 6x² + 12x + 8 = 0
That is the basic rule but let me help you with your problem