# How do you factor x^2 + 5x - 6?

Mar 6, 2018

$\left(x - 1\right) \left(x + 6\right)$

#### Explanation:

you need to find two digits that both add to +5 and multiply to -6. 2 and 3 are possibilities, but ultimately do not work, $\therefore$ we'll go with -1 and +6.

${x}^{2} + 5 x - 6$

$\left(x - 1\right) \left(x + 6\right)$

test by expanding via foil method

${x}^{2} - x + 6 x - 6$