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

$x \cdot 8$
RECALL: The commutative property of multiplication states that for any real numbers $a$ and $b$, $ab=ba$ If you apply the commutative property of multiplication to $8x$. you'd get $x\cdot8$ as an equivalent expression. Thus, the given algebraic expression is equivalent to: $x \cdot 8$