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2-9.

Benjamin is taking Algebra 1 and is stuck on the problem shown below. Examine his work so far and help him by showing and explaining the remaining steps.

Original problem: Simplify

He knows that

Use the Associative and Commutative Properties to rewrite the expression.

Simplify.