# How do you factor #p^2-14p+49# using the perfect squares formula?

##### 2 Answers

Apr 15, 2017

#### Explanation:

49 is

Tip; The perfect square formula can be a bit confusing. Just use your intuition if you know the answer. That is what I do and I do not get penalised for it. Just use the formula if necessary.

Apr 15, 2017

See below.

#### Explanation:

The perfect squares formula is in the form:

Set this equal to

So:

But,

Thus,

Or, factor by splitting.