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: 52



Work Step by Step

Using factoring by grouping, the factored form of the given expression, $ x+y+ax+ay ,$ is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} (x+y)+(ax+ay) \\\\= (x+y)+a(x+y) \\\\= (x+y)(1+a) .\end{array}
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