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**Relevant equations**

Factorise

[tex](p+q)^{2}+5(p+q)[/tex]

**The attempt at a solution**

Multiply out the brackets giving

p² + q² +2pq + 5p + 5q

now how do I factorise that?

Thx

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Factorise

[tex](p+q)^{2}+5(p+q)[/tex]

Multiply out the brackets giving

p² + q² +2pq + 5p + 5q

now how do I factorise that?

Thx

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Dick

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Both terms in the original problem have a common factor. Factor it out.

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If something is **already** factored for you (like (p+q)^{2} try not to multiply it again!

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[tex]p + q(5 + p + q)[/tex]

is that right?

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There is one set of parentheses standing between you and a correct answer.

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[tex](p + q)(5 + p + q)[/tex]

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