To factor the trinomial, let's start by determining if the terms have any common factor. To do this, we'll write each term as a product of its factors.
It can be seen that each term has an x.
Thus, we can factor the GCF of x
out of the entire expression.
The parentheses now contain a quadratic trinomial, which can be . Notice that 3
multiply to equal -3
and add to equal 2.
The expression x2+2x−3
can be written as the product (x+3)(x−1).
can be factored into