# How do you factor the expression 8x + 2?

Dec 24, 2015

$8 x + 2 = 2 \left(4 x + 1\right)$

#### Explanation:

Factor $8 x + 2$.

Factor out the GCF $2$.

$2 \left(\frac{{\cancel{8}}^{4} x}{\cancel{2}} ^ 1 + {\cancel{2}}^{1} / {\cancel{2}}^{1}\right)$

Simplify.

$2 \left(4 x + 1\right)$