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

##### 1 Answer

Sep 29, 2015

#### Answer:

The solutions are

#### Explanation:

We can **Split the Middle Term** of this expression to factorise it.

In this technique, if we have to factorise an expression like

AND

After trying out a few numbers we get

We can now obtain the solutions by equating the factors to zero.