Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 1 - Section 1.4 - Properties of Real Numbers and Algebraic Expressions - Exercise Set - Page 39: 60



Work Step by Step

The distributive property holds that $a(b+c)=ab+ac$, where a, b, and c are real numbers. In this example, we can set $4(x+3)=a(b+c)$. So, $a=4$, $b=x$, and $c=3$. Therefore, the other side of this equation is $ab+ac=4(x)+4(3)=4x+12$.
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