College Algebra 7th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305115546
ISBN 13: 978-1-30511-554-5

Chapter P, Prerequisites - Section P.2 - Real Numbers - P.2 Exercises - Page 15: 22



Work Step by Step

When using the distributive property in reverse, you can factor out the common factor of the terms of an expression and make this the coefficient of the factored terms within parenthesis. Therefore, in this example 5 can be factored out of both terms leaving x+y inside of the parenthesis. 5x+5y=5(x+y)
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