## iloveboys Group Title Prove, in complete sentences, whether the left expression is equal to the right expression and discuss which property applies. ? 6(x - 2)=+ 6x - 12 2 years ago 2 years ago

1. iloveboys

?

2. davian

i think ur missing a number =+6x-12 doesn't make sense

3. cwrw238

= right hand side!

4. hyunaelee

By using distributive property the following statement is true.

5. iloveboys

6(x - 2)=6x - 12

6. TuringTest

this is a rule you need to learn for any numbers a,b,c distributing means a(b+c)=ab+ac remember this rule, it is very important

7. iloveboys

Thats waht it is

8. TuringTest

you are right

9. hyunaelee

the property is literally called distributive property.

10. iloveboys

I know but i dont understand what it is asking me

11. TuringTest

@davian +6x-12 does make sense, it's just not conventional notation

12. hyunaelee

It's just asking you to write "By using distributive property the following statement is true." And then use the general theory that turingtest wrote out

13. davian

@turing test why do you keep correcting everything i say?

14. iloveboys

So it is equal?

15. TuringTest

just trying to clarify to the questioner what is correct and what is not, nothing personal...

16. iloveboys

Its just wht turning test does

17. davian

oh ok..thats cool!

18. iloveboys

lol ugh so whats the answer... they are equal and distributive property applies

19. TuringTest

it is asking you to prove that one side is the same as the other: 6(x - 2)=6x - 12 (distributive property) about the whole "describe it in complete sentences" thing, I guess you could say "by multiplying each term in the parentheses by the coefficient outside, you find that both sides are the same" yes, the distributive property is what gives us the answer.

20. TuringTest

I would prefer to prove it a different way, but not with words...

21. iloveboys

Oh okay thanks turining test