# Ex.14.3 Q7 Factorization - NCERT Maths Class 8

Go back to  'Ex.14.3'

## 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 $$x+2x+3x=6x$$

Learn from the best math teachers and top your exams

• Live one on one classroom and doubt clearing
• Practice worksheets in and after class for conceptual clarity
• Personalized curriculum to keep up with school