# How do you factor the trinomial p^2 + p -12?

May 25, 2017

I am using another question and answer as an example for this, sorry if it's not understandable. BTW, the answer is (p−3)(p+4)

#### Explanation:

How do you factor 4p²+4p+1?
Its just an example. But for this case, the two on the right are gonna be $4$ and $- 3$ because the two on the left have to be multiplied together in order to get $- 12$ and on the two on the left are gonna be both $p$'s. I hope this helps you!