# How do you factor #-x^2+15x-50=0#?

##### 1 Answer

May 3, 2015

or, equivalnetly

We are looking for two constants:

and

The obvious pair is

gives us

Note that it is unusual to be asked to factor an equation; normally we only factor expressions:

It may be that the intent was to extract

and

as factors of the original equation (check with your instructor).