In this lesson, we learn how to factor a Simple Trinomial, which is a trinomial with a first term whose numerical coefficient is 1. The method involves identifying the numerical coefficients of the terms, finding two numbers that multiply to get the last term and add to get the middle term, and writing the factors in brackets. The lesson also covers how to apply this method when the numerical coefficient of the first term is negative.
The method for factoring a Simple Trinomial (a trinomial of the form x^2 + bx + c).