### Home > CAAC > Chapter 6 > Lesson 6.2.1 > Problem 6-42

6-42.

Maurice thinks that *x* = −2 is a solution to *x*^{2} − 3*x* − 8 = 0. Is he correct? Explain. Homework Help ✎

Substitute −2 into the equation for *x* and see if it makes the equation true.

No, −2 is not a solution to this equation.