# Chapter R - Section R.5 - Factoring Polynomials - R.5 Exercises: 117

$(x+2)(x-3)$

#### Work Step by Step

We use the distributive property to factor by grouping and obtain: $(x+2)^{2}-5(x+2)=(x+2)[(x+2)-5] =(x+2)(x-3)$

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