Precalculus (6th Edition)

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Chapter R - Review of Basic Concepts - R.4 Factoring Polynomials - R.4 Exercises: 15

Answer

$xy(1-5y)$

Work Step by Step

Note that: $xy=xy \\5xy^2=xy(5y)$ Thus, the greatest common factor is $xy$. Factor out $xy$ to obtain: $xy-5xy^2=xy(1-5y)$

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