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

Published by Pearson
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: 97



Work Step by Step

Let m = 7. Substitute for m and solve each expression. $7\div3m=7\div(3\times7)=7\div21=\frac{7}{21}=\frac{7\div7}{21\div7}=\frac{1}{3}$ $m\times3\div7=7\times3\div7=21\div7=3$ Since the results are not the same the two expressions are not equivalent.
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