Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 1 - Foundations for Algebra - 1-4 Properties of Real Numbers - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 27: 38


These are not equivalent.

Work Step by Step

A great way to prove that two expressions are not equal if the statement looks false is to plug in a number and see if the expressions are equal. Consider h=2. (2+2)$\div$4=2.5 2$\times$2$\times$4=16 2.5$\ne$16, so the expressions are not equal.
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