You may want to review the old ways of solving them first.
There is a general formula for solving any quadratic equation. Suppose the equation looks like ax2 + bx + c = 0. (You can make any quadratic equation look like that by getting everything on one side and collecting like terms.) Then the solutions are (−b ± √(b2 − 4ac)) / (2a). The ± symbol means “plus or minus”; so there are two solutions (unless the thing inside the square root is 0), one with a + and one with a −.
It's strongly recommended that you memorize this formula. If you change it even a bit, you'll get completely wrong answers.
It's also recommended that, when you see a quadratic equation, you first consider for a second or two whether you can solve it by one of the earlier methods. Since they're much more intuitive, you're less likely to make careless errors with them.