# Ex.14.3 Q7 Factorization - NCERT Maths Class 8

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## Question

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 \(\rm L.H.S.\)

**Steps:**

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

The correct statement is \(x+2x+3x=6x\)