# How do you factor #-x^3 +6x^2 -x =5#?

##### 1 Answer

Oct 6, 2015

#### Explanation:

- Start by finding a variable/term that all of the numbers have in common.
- Factor out that term and simplify.
#x# is common in all of the terms, so we can factor this out of the equation.- Because all numbers have an exponent of one, factor out
#x^1# from all of the terms containing#x# . #-x^3-x1=-x^2# #6x^2-x^1=6x# #x# can be taken out of itself once, and we use 1 as a place holder for any number that has been factored out of the equation.