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 \(x+2x+3x=6x\)