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: 4

Answer

False

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.
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