# How To: Factor trinomials in a very simple way

In this video, they demonstrate how to factor a trinomial. A trinomial is a polynomial with a quadratic term in the form, ax^2+bx+c. To factor this polynomial first multiply the a and c term. You must fine two numbers that multiply to a*c and add up to b. Once you have figured out the two numbers you place the two numbers (D and E for example) in the equation (1/a)(ax+D)(ax+E). It takes a bit of practice to be good at deciding what D and E are, but the best way is to make sure that D*E = a*c and that D+E = b. Then you have factored the polynomial. And remember, not all polynomials can be factored with integers.

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