Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 5 - Section 5.5 - The Greatest Common Factor and Factoring by Grouping - Exercise Set: 53

Answer

(y - 5)(x + 3)

Work Step by Step

1. Factor out the GCF for the first two monomials: xy + 3y = y(x + 3) Factor out the GCF for the last two monomials: -5x - 15 = -5(x + 3) The expression is now y(x + 3) - 5(x + 3) 2. Use the distributive property to simplify. (y - 5)(x + 3)
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