Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321969359
ISBN 13: 978-0-32196-935-4

Chapter R - Section R.4 - Properties of Real Numbers - R.4 Exercises - Page 37: 6



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The associative properties hold that $a+(b+c)=(a+b)+c$ and $a(bc)=(ab)c$ (for real numbers $a$, $b$, and $c$). Therefore, the associative property is used to change the grouping of three terms or factors. For example, the associative property holds that $1+(3+5)=(1+3)+5=4+5=9$.
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