Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 1 - Section 1.4 - Basic Rules of Algebra - Exercise Set - Page 53: 13



Work Step by Step

RECALL: The commutative property of addition states that for any real numbers $a$ and $b$, $a+b=b+a$ If you apply the commutative property of addition to $x+3$. you'd get $3+x$ as an equivalent expression. Thus, the given algebraic expression is equivalent to: $5(3+x)$
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