Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 1 - Foundations for Algebra - 1-4 Properties of Real Numbers - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 27: 36


Correct Answer: 64

Work Step by Step

The associative property only works when all the numbers involved are either being multiplied or added together. For example, $(2+3)+4=2+(3+4)$ works, and $(2\times3)\times4=2\times(3\times4)$ works. However, $(2+3)\times4\ne2+(3\times4)$ because the associative property doesn't work when using a combination of addition and multiplication.
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