Rewrite Using Associative Property Worksheets

How to Rewrite a Value Using the Associative Property - The associative property in mathematics states that you can perform addition or multiplication regardless of how numbers are grouped together. When we say grouped, it means that how the parenthesis is used. In other words, if one is performing multiplication or addition, it doesn't matter where the parenthesis is used. For example: 1 + (2 + 3) = (1 + 2) + 3, (2 x 3) x 4 = 2 x (3 x 4). So now, as you have learned the basic concept of associative property, you can now use this method for rewriting a value. Let's try understanding it with an example, shall we? 8 (3x). Now some students might get confused in terms of how 8 can be multiplied by 3x. It doesn't seem normal. Well, if you cannot solve it using the associative property i.e. (8 x 3) and then multiplying it by the variable x. Hence, you can get 24 and then multiply it with x, and you'll get the answer 24x.

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