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10. 5 5 . 4 10. 11. x + 7 = 12. (3 + a) + b = 3 + (a + b) 7 T 11. + x = 6x + 30 12. 13. 14. IS. 4(�) 16. (x + 2) + 3 = x + (2 + 3) 16. 17. 5(1) = 5 17. 18. 3 + 8 = 8 + 3 18. 6(x + = 5) I 13. 14. 15. 8 + ( - 8) = 0 Examples State the property that justifies the given statement. Commutative property of addition x+5=5+x · · · · 2 3 x=2 x 3 Commutative property of multiplication (2 + x) + y = 2 + (x + y) Associative property of addition Distributive property 6(x + 3) = 6x + 18 2 j+ (-2) = 0 Additive inverse property 3( ) = Multiplicative inverse property (2 + 0) + 3 = 2 + 3 0 is the identity element for addition (2 + 3) + 4 = 3 + (2 + 4) Commutative and associative properties of addition (x + 2) + y = (x + y) + 2 Commutative and associative propl erties of addition ..

21 - ( - 1 1) 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. ts. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 1. 5 - 8 2. 6 - 7 3. 18 - ( - 3) ( - 4) 37 - 8. - 6 - ( - 2) 7. - 8 - ( - 1) 10. - 20 9. - 15 - ( - 10) 11. 3 2 - - 12. 5 4 - ( - 5) - 8 - 6 14. 8 - 7 - 12 13. 9 - 2 - 3 Simplify the following expressions as much as possible. 15. - 3 + 17. - 22 19. - 13 21. 9- 7 + 4 - 4 - [(4 20 - 4 20. - 21 + 5 - ( - 10) - ( - 6) 22. 10 + 2 - 5) - I ] 5 - L(2 - 3) - 29. 21 - [ - (3 + 18. - 13 + 6 - 5 - 10 23.

8a - 2 - 4a = + 5 5. - = - - = 6. 9x + I - x - 6. 6 = = Notice that in each case the result has fewer terms than the original expression. Since there are fewer terms, the resulting expression is said to be simpler than the original expression. Simplifying Expressions Containing Parentheses If an expression contains parentheses, it is often necessary to apply the distributive property to remove the parentheses before combining similar terms. 7. Simplify the expression 4(3x - 5) - 2. T Simplify the expression 5(2x - 8) - 3.