How do you factor #x^2+8=6x#?
1 Answer
Mar 27, 2016
(x+4)(x+2)=0
Explanation:

Move the 6x over to the left side.
You have: x^2 + 6x + 8 
Our leading factor is one, so we don't need any extra steps.
Thus, we need to two factors that multiplies to 8 and adds 6. 
If you think about it, 4+2 = 6 and 4 * 2 = 8, so we can pick out 4 and 2.

The factored form of this equation is (x+4) (x+2) = 0
NOTE: Practice some more of these things since they will be handy for finding xintercepts in the future. You can also check this answer and verify using your calculator and putting into slopeintercept form.
Hope this helped!