Factorise this

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


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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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HallsofIvy
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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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so i need to factorise the factorised. Hmmm. Well p + q is in each bracket so ill put that on the outside

[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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