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: 42


No, the expressions are not equivalent.

Work Step by Step

We start by simplifying the first expression, $(9-7)+\pi$, using the order of operations: We simplify inside the parentheses: $2+\pi$ The second expression given is $2\pi$. Since $2+\pi$ shows two terms being added, and $2\pi$ shows the same two terms being multiplied, the expressions are not equivalent because multiplication and addition are not the same.
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