# How do you factor the trinomial #5x^2 + 5x - 10 #?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 16, 2016

#### Explanation:

Let us understand the standard form of a trinomial.

In this case, 5 is the

All of these terms have one term in common-- 5. We can divide each term in this trinomial by 5, and multiply it to the overall equation.

Now there is a simple trinomial inside the parentheses.

We must find two numbers that multiply to -2 and add to 1. These are +2 and -1.

Write these as binomials

This is your final answer.