# How do you Factor completely: #5a^2 + b#?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 7, 2018

#### Answer:

No common factors

#### Explanation:

To make this more tangible, think about this:

The whole reason we factor is to simplify an expression. The expression is composed of two different variables, thus it cannot be simplified any further.

If we had

So remember, whenever we factor, we look for numbers/variables that all terms have in common.

Hope this helps!