# Chapter 1 - Introduction to Algebraic Expressions - 1.2 The Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Laws - 1.2 Exercise Set - Page 18: 96

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#### Work Step by Step

Assume that a is 1 and b is 2. $5(a\times b)=5(1\times2)=5(2)=10$ $5\times a\times5\times b=5\times1\times5\times2=50$ Since the result is not the same the expressions are not equivalent.

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