Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

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Chapter R - Section R.4 - Properties of Real Numbers - R.4 Exercises: 42

Answer

3y

Work Step by Step

The distributive property holds that $a(b+c)=ab+ac$ (for real numbers $a$, $b$, and $c$). Therefore, $9y-6y=(9-6)y=(3)y=3y$. In this case, we have used the distributive property in reverse to transform the given subtraction to a product.
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