# Question #89363

Jan 17, 2018

$5 \left(x + 2\right)$

#### Explanation:

Factoring, which is the opposite of distributing involves looking for a common factor (think finding the GCF).

Looking at $5 x + 10$, we can factor out a common term $5$ (since both $5$ and $10$ are divisible by $5$) and rewrite this expression as:

$5 \left(x + 2\right)$

We can verify this by using the distriubtive property:

$5 \left(x + 2\right) = 5 \cdot x + 5 \cdot 2 = 5 x + 10$