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 18: 95



Work Step by Step

$8+4(a+b)\longrightarrow$ 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.
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