# How do you factor x^2-6x-4?

May 4, 2018

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#### Explanation:

${x}^{2} - 6 x - 4$ is in the form of $a {x}^{2} + b x + c$

$x = \frac{- b \pm \sqrt{{b}^{2} - 4 a c}}{2 a}$

$x = \frac{6 \pm \sqrt{36 + 16}}{2}$

$x = \frac{6 \pm \sqrt{52}}{2}$

$x = \frac{6 \pm \sqrt{4 \cdot 13}}{2}$

$x = \frac{6 \pm 2 \sqrt{13}}{2}$

$x = 3 \pm \sqrt{13}$