In order to work a quadratic equation, you should, first, try to simplify it. Try to move your variable to one side of the equation and the numerical values to the other. For example, in the equation 3n + 5n 2 = 0, you should try to move the 2 to the other side, by adding a positive two to both sides. Then, you should add together the like variables. This will give you 8n = 2. Then, you will need to divide both sides by 8. The answer will be n = 2/8. The quadratic formula is ax2 + bx + c = 0. Here, you would use substitution, in order to simplify.