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 - 1-6 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 44: 78


Associative property of Multiplication

Work Step by Step

-5$\times$(m$\times$8)=($-5\times m$)$\times$8. We can see that the expression is still equivalent because the parenthesis just moved to a different set. The answer is the associative property of multiplication as it states that "the way in which three numbers are grouped when they are multiplied doesn't change the product".
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