## Intermediate Algebra: Connecting Concepts through Application

$(2x+3y)(8x+9)$
Separate all the terms into two sets of parentheses. Then find the greatest common factor of each set to factor. $16x^2+18x+24xy+27y$ $=(16x^2+24xy)+(18x+27y)$ $=8x(2x+3y)+9(2x+3y)$ $=(2x+3y)(8x+9)$