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 - Mid-Chapter Review - Mixed Review - Page 37: 10



Work Step by Step

$\bf{\text{Solution Outline:}}$ Regroup the product of the terms in the given expression, $ 3(ab) .$ $\bf{\text{Solution Details:}}$ The Associative Law of Multiplication states that $a(bc)$ is the same as the $(ab)c.$ Hence, the given expression is equivalent to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} (3a)b .\end{array}
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