# In Example 2, set the given expression equal to B and then solve for a. Data from Example 2 Factor:

## Question:

In Example 2, set the given expression equal to B and then solve for a.

**Data from Example 2**

Factor: 4ax^{2} + 2ax.

The numerical factor 2 and the literal factors a and x are common to each term. Therefore, the greatest common factor of 4ax^{2} + 2ax is 2ax. This means that 4ax^{2} + 2ax = 2ax(2x) + 2ax(1) = 2ax(2x + 1)

Note the presence of the 1 in the factored form. When we divide 4ax^{2} + 2ax by 2ax, we get

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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: 2

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