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 - 1-8 An Introduction to Equations - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises: 13

Answer

This statement is open.

Work Step by Step

The variables "a" and "b" are in the expression. "a" and "b" can be any numerical value because they are variables. Since we are not told what "a" and "b" are, this statement is open, for whether or not it is true depends on what values for "a" and "b" are used.
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