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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.

1. $4x + 8$

What value can you factor out of this expression?

Factor out a $4$ and rewrite the expression.

$4\left(x + 2\right)$

1. $−45 − 5x$

See part (a).

$−5\left(9 + x\right)$

1. $7x − 21$

See part (a).