# Factor the given expressions by grouping as illustrated in Example 10. a 2 + ax ab bx Data

## Question:

Factor the given expressions by grouping as illustrated in Example 10.

a^{2} + ax − ab − bx

**Data from Example 10**

Factor: 2x − 2y + ax − ay.

We see that there is no common factor to all four terms, but that each of the first two terms contains a factor of 2, and each of the third and fourth terms contains a factor of a. Grouping terms this way and then factoring each group, we have

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## Basic Technical Mathematics

**ISBN:** 9780137529896

12th Edition

**Authors:** Allyn J. Washington, Richard Evans

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**6**- Factoring and FractionsSection: Exercises 6.1

Problem: 57

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