# What is the factored form of x^{2} - 6x - 16?

**Solution:**

The equation x^{2} - 6x - 16 is a __quadratic equation__ of the form ax^{2} + bx + c

c = 16 has factors 1, 2, 4, 8 of which factors 8 and 2 can be used to factorize the given equation

x^{2} - 8x + 2x - 16

x(x - 8) + 2(x - 8)

(x + 2)(x - 8)

Hence we obtain the factored form of the given equation.

## What is the factored form of x^{2} - 6x - 16?

**Summary:**

The factored form of x^{2} - 6x - 16 is (x + 2)(x - 8)

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