# Math Help - solve by factoring

1. ## solve by factoring

How to factors 12x squared - 17x -5 = 0?

2. Originally Posted by j0nath0n3
How to factors 12x squared - 17x -5 = 0?
are both signs negative or is that a typo?

3. You complete the square or use the formula to find the zero of a parabola. That's the work-for-sure method.
$12x^2 - 17x -5 = (4x+1)(3x-5)$