# How do you factor 2(x+8) + 3a(x+8)?

May 9, 2015

$\textcolor{b l u e}{2} \textcolor{red}{\left(x + 8\right)} + \textcolor{g r e e n}{3 a} \textcolor{red}{\left(x + 8\right)}$

Extracting the common factor from each term:
$= \left(2 + 3 a\right) \textcolor{red}{\left(x + 8\right)}$