# How do you factor and solve #x^2-7x+8=0#?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 18, 2018

#### Explanation:

We cannot actually factor this into simple terms, but we can use a similar method, called completing the square.

Now, we need the LHS to be in the form of

In this case,

Therefore, the equation becomes

Now, we can factorize the expression

Simplifying the right side, we get

Now, we can add