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1. 4(x+y)-2x(x+y)
2. 4x +4y -2x^2 -2xy

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3. (Original post by Naomeyz_01)
4x +4y -2x^2 -2xy

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no
4. (Original post by AlevelMaths42)
4(x+y)-2x(x+y)
OP, do you not see the common factors here?

If you had 4a - 3xa, you would factorise it by taking out the a as it is repeated in both terms:
a(4-3x)

a very similar thing can be done with your question
5. (Original post by surina16)
OP, do you not see the common factors here?

If you had 4a - 3xa, you would factorise it by taking out the a as it is repeated in both terms:
a(4-3x)

a very similar thing can be done with your question
so 4-2x factorised to 2(2-x)
6. (Original post by AlevelMaths42)
so 4-2x factorised to 2(2-x)
Not the point.

Can (x+y) be factored out??
7. (Original post by AlevelMaths42)
4(x+y)-2x(x+y)
(4-2x)(x+y)

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