# How do you factor the trinomial # x^2-x-42#?

##### 2 Answers

Jul 5, 2018

#### Explanation:

#"the factors of "-42" which sum to "-1#

#"are "-7" and "+6#

#x^2-x-42=(x-7)(x+6)#

Jul 5, 2018

#### Explanation:

Given:

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In other words, we get:

Clearly,