Convert the inequality to an equation.

Rewrite as .

Check the middle term by multiplying and compare this result with the middle term in the original expression.

Simplify.

Factor using the perfect square trinomial rule , where and .

Set the equal to .

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Use each root to create test intervals.

Test a value on the interval to see if it makes the inequality true.

Choose a value on the interval and see if this value makes the original inequality true.

Replace with in the original inequality.

The left side is greater than the right side , which means that the given statement is always true.

True

True

Test a value on the interval to see if it makes the inequality true.

Choose a value on the interval and see if this value makes the original inequality true.

Replace with in the original inequality.

The left side is greater than the right side , which means that the given statement is always true.

True

True

Compare the intervals to determine which ones satisfy the original inequality.

True

True

True

True

The solution consists of all of the true intervals.

or

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Inequality Form:

Interval Notation:

Solve for x x^2+2x+1>0