How do you factor #14- 7x#?

1 Answer
Apr 17, 2016

Answer:

#7(2 - x)#

Explanation:

1) Find the GCF of 14 and -7x.
Which is 7.

2) Factor out the 7 and inside the parenthesis you want to have the factors that when multiplied with 7 will give you 14 and -7x.

#14 div 7 = 2#
and
#-7x div 7 = -x#

So we have our final answer as #7(2 - x)#

Check
#7(2 - x) = 7(2) + 7(-x)#
# 14 - 7x#