How do you factor # 8(1+y)+2y(1+y)#?

1 Answer
Oct 16, 2016

Answer:

#2(4(1+y)+y(1+y))#

Explanation:

The way to factorise an expression is to look at all the terms and see if they have any common factors.

In this case, the terms we have are #8(1+y)# and #2y(1+y)#. They can both be rewritten as #2(4(1+y))# and #2(y(1+y))#. Both of these terms have a common factor of #2#, so we simply take #2# out of the expression as a factor of both terms.