## Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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# Chapter 1 - Introduction to Algebraic Expressions - 1.2 The Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Laws - 1.2 Exercise Set: 44

#### Answer

$(2a)4=8a$

#### Work Step by Step

Show that $(2a)4$ is equivalent to $8a$. $(2a)4\longrightarrow$ Use the commutative property. =$4(2a)\longrightarrow$ Use the associative property. =$(4\times2)a\longrightarrow$ Simplify. =$8a$

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