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

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Algebraic Expressions - 1.2 The Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Laws - 1.2 Exercise Set - Page 17: 46



Work Step by Step

Show that $4+(9+x)$ is equivalent to $x+13$. $4+(9+x)\longrightarrow$ Use the associative property. =$(4+9)+x\longrightarrow$ Use the commutative property. =$x+(4+9)\longrightarrow$ Simplify. =$x+13$
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