# How do you factor #x^2 + 13x + 42#?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 23, 2016

#### Explanation:

In trying to find the factors, we read from the right to the left.

Find factors of 42 which ADD (+) to give 13.

The + also tell us that both signs will be the SAME, they will both be + (because of +13)

There are several factor pairs of 42: