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

Oct 6, 2015

#### Answer:

$x \left(- {x}^{2} + 6 x - 1\right) = 5$

#### Explanation:

1. Start by finding a variable/term that all of the numbers have in common.
2. Factor out that term and simplify.
3. $x$ is common in all of the terms, so we can factor this out of the equation.
4. Because all numbers have an exponent of one, factor out ${x}^{1}$ from all of the terms containing $x$.
5. $- {x}^{3} - x 1 = - {x}^{2}$
6. $6 {x}^{2} - {x}^{1} = 6 x$
7. $x$ 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.