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  1. Use the Distributive Property to rewrite each of the following expressions as a product. This process of rewriting a sum as a product is also called factoring. It is called factoring because you are writing the expression as multiplication of factors. Homework Help ✎

    1. 4x + 8

    2. −45 − 5x

    3. 7x − 21

What value can you factor out of this expression?

Factor out a 4 and rewrite the expression.

4(x + 2)

See part (a).

−5(9 + x)

See part (a).