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