## Elementary Algebra

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# Chapter 1 - Some Basic Concepts of Arithmetic and Algebra - 1.5 - Use of Properties - Problem Set 1.5 - Page 34: 85

Equivalent

#### Work Step by Step

We will use the distributive property to simplify the two expressions: $15a(x+y)=15ax+15ay$ $5a(3x+3y)=15ax+15ay$ Therefore, the two expressions are equivalent as they simplify to result in the same expression.

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