How do you factor #2x-10x#?

1 Answer
Apr 28, 2016

Answer:

#2x(1-5)#

However, technically you would not factor this expression you would simplify it by combining like terms.

#2x-10x=-8x#

Explanation:

In order to to factor #2x - 10x# we would begin by finding the greatest common factor (GCF) of each term. In this case the common factor would be #2x#

#(2x)(1) = 2x#
#(2x)(5) = 10x#

By pulling out the #2x# we are left with the expression

#2x(1-4)#

However, technically you would not factor this expression you would simplify it by combining like terms.

#2x-10x=-8x#