How do you factor #7x+35x^2#?

1 Answer
Nov 14, 2016

Answer:

#7x+35x^2 = 7x(1+5x)#

Explanation:

When trying to find factors, always look for a common factor first.
In this case, both terms contain the factor #7x#

#7x+35x^2 = 7x(1+5x)#

Take note that there were 2 terms in the original expression, so there must be 2 terms inside the bracket.

#7x div 7x = 1 " and " 35x^2 div 7x = 5x#

An expression will never lead to 0 as an answer to division, unless it started as 0.