$\require{AMScd}$In *Algebraic homotopy*, Baues defines the notion of homotopy pushout in a cofibration category in the following way: a commutative diagram

\begin{CD} A @>k>> C \\ @AfAA @AAhA\\ B @>g>> D \end{CD}

is a *homotopy pushout* if for one factorization $B\hookrightarrow W\stackrel{\sim}\to A$ the induced map $W\cup_B D\to C$ is a weak equivalence. He then says "This easily implies that for any factorization $B\hookrightarrow V\stackrel{\sim}\to A$ of $f$, the map $V\cup_B D\to C$ is a weak equivalence. Thus in the definition we could have replaced 'some' by 'any' or used $g$ in place of $f$." This is page 9 of the book, and no theory has been developed yet, except the construction of cylinders.

Q1. "If one factorization works, all of them do." I managed to reduce this to the following: suppose in addition that there is trivial cofibration $W\to V$ that is a 'morphism of factorizations' in the obvious sense. One can then carry out the pushouts for both factorizations and get an induced map from $W\cup_D B\to V\cup_D B$. Unless I am missing something this is a pushout of $W\to V$, and then a weak equivalence. If this is true, I have a proof, since by taking pushouts and factoring I can connect any two factorizations by a diamond of factorizations $W\to Q\leftarrow V$ where both maps are trivial cofibrations. Is there a simpler way to proceed?

Q2. "One can resolve the other variable". It also says "...or used $g$ in place of $f$." Does the phrasing suggest this is a consequence of the fact any factorization for $f$ works if one does? This is not clear to me. I think an argument similar to the one for Q1 should work in proving one can connect everything using a pushout of two factorizations (one of $f$ and one of $g$), much like one does when balancing Tor or Ext.

*Edit*. Answer to Q2 is "yes": This follows easily by using Q1 and taking a few pushouts and using C1 and C2.

For completeness, here are the axioms of a cofibration category, which is endowed with a class of cofibrations and of weak equivalences.

C1. Cofibrations and weak equivalences contain the isomorphisms, weak equivalences satisfy 2 out of 3 and cofibrations are closed under compositions.

C2. Pushouts exist along cofibrations, and cofibrations are stable under them. Moreover, weak equivalences are stable under pushouts along cofibrations in both directions.

C3. Maps can be factored into a cofibration followed by a weak equivalence.

C4. Every object admits a trivial cofibration into an object $R$ which is fibrant, in the sense every trivial cofibration $R\to Q$ splits.