Factoring “ugly trinomials”
This method is for when the sum of the 2nd term and the product of the 3rd arent made with the same factors.
2x^2 + 7x + 6
- look at the factors of the first and third term
2x^2= 2x multiplied by x
6 = 2 multiplied by 3
now put the factors into a expression.
HINT: you cannot put numbers beside each other if they have something in common
so the only possible expression would be
(2x + 3) (x+2)
You can check if the answer is correct by using distributive property and seeing if you get the trinomial you started with.