### Home > PC3 > Chapter 5 > Lesson 5.1.3 > Problem 5-32

5-32.

Are the following expressions equivalent? Explain how you know. Try to use at least two different methods to justify your answer.

Try a few numbers. Do you get the same value for both expressions if:?

*?*

*?*

Checking a few numbers does not prove that the expressions are equivalent.

Can you algebraically rewrite one expression so that it is the same as the other expression?