Factorize the following:


Factorize the following:
ax2y + bxy2 + cxyz


The greatest common factor of the terms ax $^{2} y, b x y^{2}$ and cxyz of the expression ax $^{2} y+b x y^{2}+c x y z$ is $x y$.

Also, we can write $a x^{2} y=x y \times a x, b x y^{2}=x y \times b y$ and $c x y z=x y \times c z$.

$\therefore a x^{2} y+b x y^{2}+c x y z=x y \times a x+x y \times b y+x y \times c z$

$=x y(a x+b y+c z)$

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