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Question

$\textbf{\textcolor{#4257b2}{Challenge}}$Find a simpler expression equivalent to $\dfrac{4x + 12y}{3x + 9y}$.

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When the statement of the distributive property is reversed, this called factoring. In order to factor an expression, write an equivalent expression as a product of the factors.

$ab + ac = a(b + c)$

where $a, b$ and $c$ are real numbers.

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