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  • 5 years ago

use the associate property of multiplication to write an equivalent expression. 12(xy)

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  1. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    Do you recall what the associative property says?

  2. anonymous
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    i know they will involve three or more numbers

  3. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    to associate means to group together; we can group these together in a different way, but it still stays the same value...

  4. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    hint: move the paranthesis so that it groups another 2 numbers

  5. anonymous
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    (12)xy

  6. amistre64
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    good thought, nice effort; if 1 and 2 were meant to be seperate numbers that would have been great :)

  7. anonymous
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    Basically you can re-associate the factors of a product any way you like and you will have the same value: \[a(bc) = a\times b \times c = (ab)c\]

  8. amistre64
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    but 12 here means the number 12 :)

  9. anonymous
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    12.x.y or 12.x(y)

  10. anonymous
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    (12x)y

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