How do you factor the expression x^2 + 3x + 2?

Dec 11, 2015

${x}^{2} + 3 x + 2 = \left(x + 1\right) \left(x + 2\right)$
${x}^{2} + 3 x + 2$
Find two numbers that when added equal $3$ and when multiplied equal $2$. The numbers $1$ and $2$ meet the criteria.
Rewrite the trinomial as $\left(x + 1\right) \left(x + 2\right)$.