Simplifying Expressions Using Distributive Properties

Recognize Equivalent Expressions

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Apply the Learning: Recognize Equivalent Expressions

Are each of the following expressions equivalent to (10x)(8) − 6(x − 3)?

Explain why or why not.

  1. (8)(10x) − [6(x − 3)]
  2. (8)(10x) + (−6)[x + (−1)3]

Check your work by substituting the value 10 for the variable x.

Hint:

Check your work by substituting the value 10 for the variable x .