Posted by jennifer on .
solve
(2s + 5)(s+1)=1
am I on the right track?
2s^2 +2s=5s=5+1
2s^2+7s+5=1
2s^2+7s=6
where do i go from here?

MATH 
drwls,
You need to get zero one one side of the equation, and then try to factor the quadratic term on the other side.
2s^2 + 7s +6 = 0
(2s+3)(s+2) = 0
Both 2s + 3 and s+2 are sero, so
s = 3/2 or 2