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5-32.

Decide if the statement below is true or false. Justify your response.

“The expression $(x+3)(x−1)$ is equivalent to $(x−1)(3+x)$.”

These expressions are equivalent because of the Commutative Property of Addition, $x+3=3+x$,
and because of the Commutative Property of Multiplication, $(x+3)(x−1)=(x−1)(x+3)$.