How do you factor #x^ { 2} + 3x - 54#? Algebra 1 Answer EZ as pi · sibi Oct 20, 2016 #(x-6)(x+9)# are the factors of the quadratic. Explanation: #x^2 +3x - 54# is called a quadratic trinomial. Find factors of 54 which differ by +3 = #x^2 - 6x + 9x - 54# = #x(x - 6) +9(x -6)# =#(x-6)(x+9)# These are the factors of the expression. Answer link Related questions How do I determine the molecular shape of a molecule? What is the lewis structure for co2? What is the lewis structure for hcn? How is vsepr used to classify molecules? What are the units used for the ideal gas law? How does Charle's law relate to breathing? What is the ideal gas law constant? How do you calculate the ideal gas law constant? How do you find density in the ideal gas law? Does ideal gas law apply to liquids? Impact of this question 6941 views around the world You can reuse this answer Creative Commons License