# Is it possible to factor #y= x^2 + 5x + 6 #? If so, what are the factors?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 18, 2018

Yes;

#### Explanation:

**Question**

y =

**Work**

The factors of 6 are:

1 and 6

2 and 3

3 and 2

6 and 1

1 and -6

2 and -3

and so on...

Now, which one adds up to the "5x"? Or which one adds up to 5?

The only one that does is:

2 and 3.

So you put everything together:

(x + 2) ( x + 3)

**Double-check**

Hope this helps!! :)