Factor the following equation to solve for "x"; x^{2} - 8x - 20 = 0

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BettieZumbrunnen

x² - 8x - 20 = 0
Factor the left side:
(x + 2) (x - 10) = 0
That's a true statement if (x = -2) or if (x= 10), so those are your solutions.
x = -2
x = 10
By the way ... you don't factor an equation. You can only factor an expression.