# simple problem i just forgot the steps

#### Eva Barragan

##### New member
the derictions say: FACTOR

x^2-2.25

i tried to solve it but i keep getting weird awnsers
your help will be muchhh apreciated
thanx

#### royhaas

##### Full Member
Start with $$\displaystyle x^2-2.25=x^2-1.5^2$$.

#### TchrWill

##### Full Member
The derictions say: FACTOR

x^2-2.25

i tried to solve it but i keep getting weird awnsers
your help will be muchhh apreciated
thanx

Any expression f the form x^2 - y^2 is equivalant to (x + y)(x - y)

If you recognize that the square root of 2.25 is 1.15, then the factorization becomes (x + 1.5)(x - 1.5).

#### Eva Barragan

##### New member
thanx
it really did help
i appreciate the time you put into this problem
thanx