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Determine if the statement below is always, sometimes, or never true Justify your conclusion.  

Simplify both sides as much as possible and see if they are equal to each other.

Now solve.

It depends. While the Distributive Property states that , in this case the value of is unknown.
The statement is false if , but the statement is true if .