# What is the process of factoring a trinomial?

In your own words, explain the process of factoring a trinomial with a leading coefficient that is not equal to one. Why is this process more difficult than when the leading coefficient is equal to one? Give an example.

#### Solution Summary

Factoring is simple enough when you only have to worry about factoring the third term, but how do you factor a trinomial when the first term has a coefficient not equal to one? It adds some complexity! This solution will help you on your way to understanding this concept in 257 words.