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**Factorize ax – by – ay + bx**

**A. (a – b)(x – y)****B. (a + b)(y – x)****C. (a – b)(y – x)****D. (a + b)(x – y)**

**QUICK ANSWER…**

**D**

**SOLUTION****… **** **

**ax – by – ay + bx**

**rearranging, we have:**

**ax – ay + bx – by**

**= a(x – y) + b(x – y)**

**= (a + b)(x – y)**

**Now for the right answer to the above question:**

**Option A is incorrect.****Option B is incorrect.****C is incorrect.****D is the correct answer.**

**QUICK TIPS…**

**You may please note the****se/this****:**

**All we did was rearrange, factor out common terms and solve for the answer.**

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**/ culled from 2015 JAMB-UTME mathematics past question 38 /**