How do you factor #10x +15#?

1 Answer
Apr 27, 2018

Answer:

#5(2x+3)#

Explanation:

To factor this, we first have to find the factors that both numbers have in common. Let's list out the factors of each number:
#10: 1, 2, 5, 10#

#15: 1, 3, 5, 15#

Now we need to find the largest factor that both have in common. That number is #5#.

If you divide #10# by that number, you get #2#.

If you divide #15# by that number, you get #3#.

So the factored form becomes:
#5(2x+3)#

Hope this helps!