anonymous
  • anonymous
use the associate property of multiplication to write an equivalent expression. 12(xy)
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anonymous
  • anonymous
Do you recall what the associative property says?
anonymous
  • anonymous
i know they will involve three or more numbers
amistre64
  • amistre64
to associate means to group together; we can group these together in a different way, but it still stays the same value...

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amistre64
  • amistre64
hint: move the paranthesis so that it groups another 2 numbers
anonymous
  • anonymous
(12)xy
amistre64
  • amistre64
good thought, nice effort; if 1 and 2 were meant to be seperate numbers that would have been great :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
Basically you can re-associate the factors of a product any way you like and you will have the same value: \[a(bc) = a\times b \times c = (ab)c\]
amistre64
  • amistre64
but 12 here means the number 12 :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
12.x.y or 12.x(y)
anonymous
  • anonymous
(12x)y

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