Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 6 - Factoring, Solving Equations, and Problem Solving - 6.1 - Factoring by Using the Distributive Property - Problem Set 6.1 - Page 242: 51



Work Step by Step

Using factoring by grouping, the factored form of the given expression, $ ac+bc+a+b ,$ is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} (ac+bc)+(a+b) \\\\= c(a+b)+(a+b) \\\\= (a+b)(c+1) .\end{array}
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