Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 1 - Section 1.4 - Properties of Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions - Exercise Set: 44

Answer

$(5q+2r)+s$

Work Step by Step

The associative property of addition holds that $(a+b)+c=a+(b+c)$. In this example, we can set $a+(b+c)=5q+(2r+s)$. Therefore, $a=5q$, $b=2r$, and $c=s$, so an equivalent expression would be $(a+b)+c=(5q+2r)+s$.
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