How do you factor the expression #12(x – 5) + 7x(x – 5)#?
Jun 11, 2016
(x -5)(12 +7x)
There is a common factor of (x - 5) in both terms which can be taken out.
Taking (x-5) as a common factor in 1st term leaves 12
Taking (x-5) as a common factor in 2nd term leaves +7x
hence : (x-5)(12 +7x) is the factorised expression.