# How do you factor 5x-4?

Dec 21, 2016

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

#### Explanation:

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

[2] dividing by $5$ would give $\left(5\right) \left(x - \frac{4}{5}\right)$

[3] dividing by $4$ would give $\left(4\right) \left(\frac{5}{4} x - 1\right)$

[2] dividing by $27$ would give $\left(27\right) \left(\frac{5}{27} x - \frac{4}{27}\right)$

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