It depends whether the given quadratic equation can be factored or not.
To if it can be factored, us the discriminant formula: b² - 4ac which is derived from the quadratic formula.
Identify the values of a, b, and c in the general form of the equation:
ax² + bx + c =0.
If it can be factored, do these steps:
1) Multiply the values of a and c:
2) Factor the product of a and c
3) Add the product. The sum should be the value of b.