# Factoring 6-Basic Trinomials Part I

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In this video, the instructor demonstrates how to factor basic trinomials of the form x squared plus bx plus c using the product and sum method. The approach involves identifying two numbers that have a product equal to the constant term of the trinomial and a sum equal to the coefficient of the x term. The instructor walks through several examples, highlighting different methods to find the correct numbers, and reminds viewers to check their work using the FOIL or box method.

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This video (part 1) shows a method of factoring a basic trinomial of the form x-squared + bx + c into the product of 2 binomials using the product and sum approach.

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This lesson is a beginning tutorial on factoring basic trinomials that have a leading coefficient of 1 (they look like x^2 + 3x - 4). A systematic way of figuring out how a trinomial factors is explained.