To solve this problem, use the quadratic formula. This will be \(a = 1, b = 2\) and \(c = -8\).

The formula substituted is \(\frac{-2 +- (the\ square\ root\ of\ 4+32)}{2}\)

That is \(\frac{-2 +- 6}{2}\). Simplify that to get \(x = 2\) and \(x = -4\).

The formula substituted is \(\frac{-2 +- (the\ square\ root\ of\ 4+32)}{2}\)

That is \(\frac{-2 +- 6}{2}\). Simplify that to get \(x = 2\) and \(x = -4\).