Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321867327
ISBN 13: 978-0-32186-732-2

Chapter 5 - Number Theory and the Real Number System - 5.5 Real Numbers and Their Properties; Clock Addition - Exercise Set 5.5: 17

Answer

$(4 \cdot 5)\cdot 3 = \underline{4} \cdot(5 \cdot \underline{3})$

Work Step by Step

The associative property states that for any real numbers a, b, and c: $a \cdot (b \cdot c) = (a \cdot b) \cdot c$ Thus, apply the associative property to the given problem to find: $(4 \cdot 5)\cdot 3 = 4 \cdot(5 \cdot 3)$
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.