# How do you factor #x^ { 2} - 17x + 65= 0#?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 8, 2017

Solved,

#### Explanation:

We start with:

We're now going to look for two numbers that multiply to 65 and add to

and there aren't any that get us there.

Let's factor using the Quadratic Formula:

And so we can factor: