Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 1 - Review: 106



Work Step by Step

The commutative property holds that $a+b=b+a$, for real numbers a and b. In this example, we are given $(7+y)+(3+x)$. We can set (7+y) equal to $a$ and (3+x) equal to $b$. We know that $a+b=(7+y)+(3+x)$. Therefore, we know that $b+a=(3+x)+(7+y)$.
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