MATH SOLVE

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Q:
# 20) Use the distributive property to factor the expression. 10xz − 20yz A) z(10x − 20y) B) 10(xz − 2yz) C) 10z(x − 2y) D) xyz(10 − 20)

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Answer:C. 10z(x - 2y)
Step-by-step explanation:10xz − 20y
Factor the terms
Factors of 10xz = 2 × 5 × x × z
Factors of -20yz = (-1) × 2 × 2 × 5 × y × z
Identify their greatest common factor
The common factors are 2, 5, and z. The greatest common factor is 10z.
Rewrite them with the GCF as a factor
10xz = 10z × x
-20yz = 10z × (-2y)
Replace the terms in the original expression with the factored terms
10xz − 20yz = 10z(x) + 10z(-2y)
Use the distributive property to isolate the greatest common factor
10z(x) + 10z(-2y) = 10z(x - 2y)