## Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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# Chapter 5 - Number Theory and the Real Number System - 5.5 Real Numbers and Their Properties; Clock Addition - Exercise Set 5.5 - Page 308: 35

#### Answer

distributive property

#### Work Step by Step

The distributive property states that for any real numbers a, b, and c, $a(b+c) = a\cdot b + a \cdot c$ Thus, $2(-8+6) = 2(-8) + 2(6)=-16 + 12$ Therefore, the given statement illustrates the distributive property.

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