Draw an area model for each expression. Then write an equivalence statement for the area as a product and as a sum.
Remember, each term in the expression is placed on the outside of the box.
generic rectangle left edge top is
interior top left is
interior top right is
left bottom edge is
interior bottom left is
interior bottom right is
bottom left edge is
bottom right edge is
Be sure to include the diagram above. Here is the equivalence statement:
Refer to hint (a) when drawing the area model.