How do you factor #8a +12#?

1 Answer
Apr 15, 2017

Answer:

#4(2a+3)#

Explanation:

Find the GCF

In this case, #a# is not common because it is being multiplied only with #8#.

Factors of #8#

#1, 2, 4, 8#

Factors of #12#

#1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12#

Common factors of #8# and #12#

#(1, 2, 4)#

Greatest Common Factor (GCF) of #8# and #12#

#4#

So for #8a+12#, the GCF is #4#

#rArr4(2a+3)#