# How do you factor #x^2-28x+196#?

##### 2 Answers

Aug 31, 2017

#### Explanation:

#"note that "-14xx-14=196" and -14 +(-14)=-28"#

#rArrx^2-28x+196#

#=(x-14)(x-14)#

#=(x-14)^2#

Aug 31, 2017

#### Explanation:

This is a quadratic equation, hence there are 2 factors..

When finding factors, you need to have two numbers, that will **multiply** themselves to give the **constant** and then **add** or **subtract** themselves to give the coefficient of

What am referring to is

Hence we have

Hence Imputing in the main equation we have..

**Extract the common factor!**

**Separating the factors!**