# How do you factor 5h+40g?

Mar 12, 2017

There are two factors: $5 \left(h + 8 g\right)$

#### Explanation:

Always look for a common factor first.

Both $5 \mathmr{and} 40$ are multiples of $5$, so $5$ can be divided out as a common factor.

$5 h + 40 g = 5 \left(h + 8 g\right)$

$5$ is the common factor
$\left(h + 8 g\right)$ is the coefficient of 5.