OpenStudy (animelover91804):

Please help! Factor the following Expression 10x + 60

2 years ago
OpenStudy (studygurl14):

What is the greatest common factor of 10 and 60?

2 years ago
OpenStudy (studygurl14):

(although I don't really see the point in factoring this expression)

2 years ago
OpenStudy (animelover91804):

idk tbh idc.... no one teaches very well

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Well think of it as what is the greatest number you can divide 10 and 60 by and still have a whole number

2 years ago
OpenStudy (study312):

what could make 10? 1,2,5 what could make 60? 1,2,3,4, 5 now the highest number these share is 5. the GCF of 10 and 60 is 5

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Umm @Study312 the GCF is not that Think higher You forgot that 10 is also a factor of 10

2 years ago
OpenStudy (study312):

oh yeah crap

2 years ago
OpenStudy (studygurl14):

^That's what I was thinking

2 years ago
OpenStudy (study312):

so the GCF is 10

2 years ago
OpenStudy (study312):

Thx for catching me on that

2 years ago
OpenStudy (studygurl14):

Yep,. now factor out the 10 by putting it on the outside, like this 10(?x + ?) What is 10 divided by 10? What is 60 divided by 10?

2 years ago
OpenStudy (study312):

she is offline

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Although like you said @StudyGurl14, I really don't see the point in factoring this

2 years ago
OpenStudy (study312):

so the answer is 0 because there is no point? it's a trick question isn't it?

2 years ago
OpenStudy (studygurl14):

No, the anwer is not 0.

2 years ago
OpenStudy (studygurl14):

But yeah, there really is no point in factoring out constants in this application

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

^ just because there isn't a point doesn't mean there isn't an answer

2 years ago
OpenStudy (study312):

it was a joke

2 years ago