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  • 5 years ago

which property is illustrated by the following? 8x-17=51 8x=68

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  1. myininaya
    • 5 years ago
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    addition b/c 51+17=68

  2. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    associative because you can do this:

  3. myininaya
    • 5 years ago
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    associative is (a+b)+c=a+(b+c)

  4. myininaya
    • 5 years ago
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    or (ab)c=a(bc)

  5. myininaya
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    8x-17+17=51+17 8x=68

  6. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    Sorry I was trying to split it up and show it could be the same on both sides

  7. myininaya
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    or maybe its inverse property on one side and addition property on the other side

  8. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    8x-17-51=0 same as 8x-68=0

  9. anonymous
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    a-b-c (a-b)-c NOT the same thing as a-(b-c) so not associative.

  10. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    Additive is not a property though: http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.property.glossary.html

  11. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    You know what this is? It's the property of equality. They are equal.

  12. anonymous
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    8x-17=51 is simply equivalent to: 8x=68 Therefore it's an illustration of the property of equality.

  13. anonymous
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    I at first thought it could be associative because you can break 68 up into 51+17, but it is not correct.

  14. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    To be clear, this is: The symmetric property of equality, which says that if a = b, then b = a.

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