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An equation is shown below:
4(x - 3) - 5(x + 1) = 3
Which statement shows a correct next step in solving the equation?
The equation can become 4x - 3 - 5x + 1 = 3 by applying the associative property of multiplication.
The equation can become 4x - 3 - 5x + 1 = 3 by applying the distributive property.
The equation can become 4x - 12 - 5x - 5 = 3 by applying the distributive property.
The equation can become 4x - 12 - 5x - 5 = 3 by applying the associative property of multiplication.

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