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anonymous

  • one year ago

how do i factor 74x+74 I understand the common factor is 74 but where do I put x then?

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  1. phi
    • one year ago
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    if you write it as 74*x + 74*1 and then "undo" the distribution

  2. phi
    • one year ago
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    remember the distributive property. example 2( 3+5) = 2*3 + 2*5 undoing it would change 2*3 + 2*5 "back to" 2*(3+5)

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    so \[74(x+1)\]

  4. phi
    • one year ago
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    yes 74(x+1) as a check, distribute the 74 to get 74x + 74 which is what you started with.

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    ok im getting it thanks

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