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8-10.

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 ✎4

*x*+ 8−45 − 5

*x*7

*x*− 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).