# How do you solve #x^2 -4x -5=0#?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 28, 2015

The solutions are

#### Explanation:

We can first factorise this expression by **splitting the middle term** and then find the solutions:

Equating the factors with zero to obtain the solutions:

#x-5 = 0 , color(blue) (x=5# #x+1 = 0, color(blue)(x=-1#