## What is factoring decomposition?

Not all trinomial expressions can be factored, but when a trinomial is factorable, it can always be factored by the process known as decomposition. The method is called “decomposition” because the coefficient of the middle (x) term of the trinomial is broken down (or “decomposed”) into two smaller numbers.

## How do you find the complete Factor?

Factors are the numbers you multiply to get another number. For instance, factors of 15 are 3 and 5, because 3×5 = 15. Some numbers have more than one factorization (more than one way of being factored). For instance, 12 can be factored as 1×12, 2×6, or 3×4.