# How do you factor 14- 7x?

Apr 17, 2016

$7 \left(2 - x\right)$

#### 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
$- 7 x \div 7 = - x$

So we have our final answer as $7 \left(2 - x\right)$

Check
$7 \left(2 - x\right) = 7 \left(2\right) + 7 \left(- x\right)$
$14 - 7 x$