# How do you factor x^ { 2} + 8x - 6x - 48?

Mar 5, 2018

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

First, combine like terms:

${x}^{2} + \left(8 - 6\right) x - 48 \implies$

${x}^{2} + 2 x - 48$

Now, factor as:

$\left(x + 8\right) \left(x - 6\right)$