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how to factor out a negative number

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By factoring out, the factor is put outside the parentheses or brackets and all the results of the divisions are left inside.

Since you want to factor out '(-4)', you need to divide the expression '(-8d + 20)' by '(-4). This way you will get:

By the definition for division you can write:

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