# Can y=x^2+10+24  be factored? If so what are the factors ?

Mar 24, 2018

Yes and no

#### Explanation:

If you mean $y = {x}^{2} + 10 x + 24$ then yes it can be factored

$y = {x}^{2} + 4 x + 6 x + 24$

$y = x \left(x + 4\right) + 6 \left(x + 4\right)$

$y = \left(x + 4\right) \left(x + 6\right)$

But if you actually meant $y = {x}^{2} + 34$ then no it cannot be factored