# Can y= x^2-x-72  be factored? If so what are the factors ?

$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\times} y = \left(x - 9\right) \left(x + 8\right)$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\times} y = {x}^{2} - x - 72$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\times x} = \left(x - 9\right) \left(x + 8\right)$