# We need to determine if x-5 is a factor of 2x^{3} - 4x^{2} - 7x - 10

We need to determine if $x-5$ is a factor of $2{x}^{3}-4{x}^{2}-7x-10$
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Yusuf Keller
Simply plug in $x=5$ to the equation I found $x=5$ by doing this: $\left(x-5\right)=0$,
$x=52\left(5{\right)}^{3}-4\left(4{\right)}^{2}-7\left(5\right)-10=0$
If this is true then $x-5$ is a factor.
They are not equal so $x-5$ is not a factor.