## Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

The given expression is equivalent to: $10+x(4)$
For any real numbers a, b, and c: (i) Commutative Property of Addition: $a+b=b+a$ (ii) Commutative Property of Multiplication: $a\cdot b = b \cdot a$ Thus, using the properties above, the following expression is equivalent to the given expression: $10+x(4)$