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    could i factor 5x+35 as 5x(7) ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mathdummy22 View Post
    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.
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