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

$8+4(a+b)\longrightarrow$ Use the distributive property. =$8+4a+4b$ $4(2+a+b)\longrightarrow$ Use the distributive property. =$8+4a+4b$ Both expressions can be simplfied to $8+4a+4b$ so they are equivalent.