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could i factor 5x+35 as 5x(7) ?

Quote: Originally Posted by mathdummy22 could i factor 5x+35 as 5x(7) ? The 'x' is not common to '5x' and '35'. The only common factor is '5'. Therefore, 5x + 35 = 5(x + 7) Your attempt would yield 5x(7) = 35x. Not the same thing.