# Solve for x by factoring:$${x^2} - 13x + 42 = 0$$

x = 6, 7

Explanation

First, factor this equation to make solving for x easier: (x - 6) (x - 7) = 0 Then, solve for both values of x:
1) x - 6 = 0 x = 6
2) x - 7 = 0 x = 7