How do you use the distributive property to rewrite it in factored form #2x-10x#?

1 Answer
Mar 25, 2018

Answer:

#2x-10x = 2x(1-5)#

#=2x xx (-4)#

Explanation:

The distributive property takes a factor and multiplies it into a bracket.

#3y(2y-5)#

#=6y^2-15y#

If you use the distributive property to factorise, the common factor is divided out of the bracket.

#2x-10x = 2x(1-5)#

#=2x xx (-4)#

Note that they are like terms, so they would usually just be added to give #-8x#