# How do you factor y= x^2 - 5x + 4 ?

Apr 18, 2018

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#### Explanation:

We have, $y = {x}^{2} - 5 x + 4$
Carrying out middle term factorization,we get,
$y$=${x}^{2} - 4 x - x + 4$
Or, $y$=$x \left(x - 4\right) - 1 \left(x - 4\right)$
Thus , $y = \left(x - 1\right) \left(x - 4\right)$