## Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

For real numbers a, b, and c, the associative property of multiplication holds that: $(a \times b) \times c=a \times(b \times c)$ Therefore, for a=x, b=7, and c=5, the associate property of multiplication holds that: $(x \times 7) \times 5=x \times (7 \times 5)$ This expression simplifies to $35 \times x$ or $35x$