# How do you solve #x^2 + 5x - 6 = 0# by factoring?

##### 2 Answers

Sep 29, 2015

The solutions are

#### Explanation:

We can **Split the Middle Term** of this expression to factorise it.

In this technique, if we have to factorise an expression like

AND

After trying out a few numbers we get

Now we equate the factors to zero:

Sep 29, 2015

Solve y = x^2 + 5x - 6 = 0

Ans: 1 and (-6)

#### Explanation:

Since (a + b + c = 0), use the Shortcut. The 2 real roots are: 1 and (c/a) = -6.