# How do you factor #x^3-12x^2+41x-42#?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 14, 2018

#### Explanation:

If the roots of the cubic are integer, then they must divide into 42. Possible candidates, plus or minus: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 14, 21, 42.

A little exploration with a calculator reveals that both