# How do you use the factor theorem to determine whether x+3 is a factor of #2x^3 + x^2 – 13x + 6#?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 6, 2016

For

If

So for

If

#### Explanation:

Factor theorem basically boils down to testing potential roots in the equation.

So for some equation

A root is an

So if a factor of

So for your case,

we want to see if

So we test

Therefore