Chapter 10.1, Problem 5E

Elementary Technical Mathematics

12th Edition
Dale Ewen
ISBN: 9781337630580

Chapter
Section

Elementary Technical Mathematics

12th Edition
Dale Ewen
ISBN: 9781337630580
Textbook Problem

Factor: 15 b − 20

To determine

To calculate: The factor of the expression 15b20.

Explanation

Given Information:

The expression is 15bâˆ’20.

Formula used:

The steps to find monomial factors:

Step 1: Look for the monomial factor which is common to all the terms of expression.

Step 2: Divide the common monomial factor so obtained by all the terms of the expression to find other factor.

Calculation:

Consider the expression 15bâˆ’20.

Here, 5 divides each term of the expression.

Now divide 15bâˆ’20 by 5 to obtain the other factor.

15bâˆ’205=15b5âˆ’20

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