# How do you factor x^2-7x+10?

##### 1 Answer
May 20, 2015

Find two numbers that when added together make $- 7$, and when multiplied make $10$. The numbers $- 2$ and $- 5$ fit the criteria.

${x}^{2} - 7 x + 10 = \left(x - 2\right) \left(x - 5\right)$