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Factorise:
$$ax+bx -ay-by$$


A
(x+y)(a+b)
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B
(xa)(a+y)
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C
(xy)(a+b)
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D
(x+a)(ay)
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Solution

The correct option is C $$(x-y)(a+b)$$
$$ax+bx -ay-by$$
$$ = (ax+ bx) -(ay + by)$$
[Grouping the terms]
$$= (a+b)x-(a+b)y$$
$$= (a+b)(x-y)$$
[Taking (a + b) common]

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