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 - Problem Set 1.5: 89

Answer

Not equivalent

Work Step by Step

We will use the distributive property to simplify the two expressions: $7x+6(y-2z)=7x+6y-12z$ $6(2z-y)+7x=12z-6y+7x=7x-6y+12z$ Therefore, the two expressions are not equivalent as they do not simplify to result in the same expression.
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