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You don't factor an equation. You factor an expression.

So we'll forget about the "equals 0" for a second, while we factor "x2 plus 5x plus 6".

x2 + 5x + 6 = (x + 3) (x + 2).

Now, if you want this expression to be equal to zero, that can only happen when 'x' is -2 or -3.

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