Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 1 - Some Basic Concepts of Arithmetic and Algebra - 1.5 - Use of Properties - Concept Quiz 1.5 - Page 33: 4



Work Step by Step

RECALL: The associative property of multiplication states that for any real numbers a, b, and c, $a[b(c)] = [a(b)](c)$ The give statement does not match with the property (as seen above) because 8 and 5 are in brackets on both sides of the equal sign. Thus, the given statement is not an example of the associative property of multiplication.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.