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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 is the greatest common factor of both terms, may be rewritten: .

Here 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).