# Ex.14.3 Q7 Factorization - NCERT Maths Class 8

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## Question

Q4. Find and correct the errors in the statement: $$x+2x+3x=5x$$

## Text Solution

What is known?

Incorrect mathematical statement.

What is unknown?

Correct mathematical statement.

Reasoning:

Solve $$L.H.S.$$

Steps:

\begin{align}L.H.S. &= x + 2x + 3x = 1x + 2x + 3x\\ & = x(1 + 2 + 3) = 6x\\L.H.S. &\ne R.H.S.\end{align}

The correct statement is $$x+2x+3x=6x$$