Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Algebraic Expressions - 1.2 The Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Laws - 1.2 Exercise Set: 74

Answer

$5(y+z)$

Work Step by Step

The distributive law states that $a(b+c)=ab+ac$ (for real numbers $a$, $b$, and $c$). The greatest common factor for the terms in the given expression is 5. Therefore, we can use the distributive property to factor out 5 from both terms. $5y+5z=5(y+z)$
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