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8-10.

In a previous course you used the Distributive Property and common factors to change expressions written as sums into expressions written as products. For example:

Since 6 is the greatest common factor of both terms,

Here *x *is a common factor of every term, so may be rewritten:

*.*

Use the greatest common factor to rewrite each sum as a product.

Factor out the greatest common factor. In this case, it is

.

What factor do all of the terms have in common?

In this case, the GCF will be

.

Refer to the hints in parts (a) and (b).