# How do you factor #x^2 - 8x - 33#?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 26, 2016

(x + 3)(x - 11)

#### Explanation:

Find 2 numbers knowing sum (-8) and product (-33). These numbers have opposite signs since c < 0. They are 3 and -11.

y = (x + 3)(x - 11).