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Question

Factor 42u–18v. Write your answer as a product with a whole number greater than 1.

Answer

Now class, observe the solution to the following problem: 6(7u - 3v). Note that 6 is the greatest common factor of both 42u and 18v. Using this knowledge, we can simplify 42u / 6 to equal 7u and 18v / 6 to equal 3v.