# Ex.14.3 Q8 Factorization - NCERT Maths Class 8

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## Question

**Q5.** Find and correct the errors in the statement:

\(5y + 2y + y - 7y = 0\)

## Text Solution

**What is known?**

Incorrect mathematical statement.

**What is unknown?**

Correct mathematical statement.

**Reasoning:**

Solve \(L.H.S.\)

**Steps:**

\[\begin{align}L.H.S. = 5y + 2y + y - 7y = 8y - 7y = y \ne R.H.S. \end{align}\]

The correct statement is \(5y + 2y + y{\rm{ }} - 7y = y\)