How do you factor #5x-4#?

1 Answer
Dec 21, 2016

Answer:

There are no simple factors of #5x-4#

Explanation:

You could "factor" #5x-4# by dividing the expression by any constant.
For example:
[1] dividing by #(-1)# would give #(-1)(4-5x)#

[2] dividing by #5# would give #(5)(x-4/5)#

[3] dividing by #4# would give #(4)(5/4x-1)#

[2] dividing by #27# would give #(27)(5/27x-4/27)#

Technically these are all valid "factorings" but they are no real improvement over the given version.