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anonymous

  • 5 years ago

Use the commutative property of multiplication to rewrite the given expression. (w + 13)(–14)

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  1. shadowfiend
    • 5 years ago
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    Commutativity says that you can change the order of the two parts of multiplication without changing the result.

  2. shadowfiend
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    In this case, the two parts are (w + 13) and (-14). The commutative property of multiplication tells you that which one comes first doesn't matter. Can you rewrite it based on that?

  3. anonymous
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    (13+w)(-14) like that?

  4. shadowfiend
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    Close. That's also valid, but you used the commutative property of addition there. You have to change the order of the multiplication, not the addition.

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