How do you solve #x^2 + 5x - 6 = 0# by factoring?
The solutions are
We can Split the Middle Term of this expression to factorise it.
In this technique, if we have to factorise an expression like
After trying out a few numbers we get
Now we equate the factors to zero:
Solve y = x^2 + 5x - 6 = 0
Ans: 1 and (-6)
Since (a + b + c = 0), use the Shortcut. The 2 real roots are: 1 and (c/a) = -6.