Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0133281140
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Chapter 2 - Solving Equations - Common Core Cumulative Standards Review - Selected Response - Page 160: 16


I. Distributive Property

Work Step by Step

$3(3x-1)-3(5x-3)=4$ $9x-3-15x+9=4$ There is no division or subtraction so the first two choices are incorrect. If you used the commutative property with parentheses, then the parentheses will be there after. Therefore, it must be the distributive property, because the coefficient is distributed to the items inside the parentheses by multiplication.
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