How do you write the sum of the number 24+40 as the product of their GCF and another sum?

1 Answer
Oct 18, 2016

Answer:

#24+40=8xx(3+5)#

Explanation:

The prime factors of #24# are #2xx2xx2xx3#

and those of #40# are #2xx2xx2xx5#

As #2xx2xx2=8# is common, GCF is #8#

and as such #24+40# can be written as

#24+40=8xx3+8xx5=8xx(3+5)#