Regarding GCF factoring, can the same answer be derived from multiple number sets? Specifically fin the following problem:

& its answer 40a^5(x + 2y - 3z)

40 obviously is the GCF and goes into all three numbers. But what if one doesn't realize this initially and decides to approach it as such?

pulling out the terms

then finding the lowest power of each variable and number. Will one still arrive at the same answer as if they used 40 as the GCF?