## Precalculus (6th Edition)

The given statement is false. A corrected statement is: $x^2+x^2=2x^2$
RECALL: The distributive property states that for any real numbers, a, b, and c: $ab + ac=a(b+c)$ Use the distributive property to obtain: $x^2+x^2 \\=x^2(1+1) \\=x^2+2 \\=2x^2$ Thus, the given statement is false. A corrected statement is: $x^2+x^2=2x^2$