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6-29.

As Sachiko solved the equation $(x+2)+3=9$, she showed her work in the table below. Copy the table and provide justification for each step.

Statement

1. $(x+2)+3=9$

2. $x+(2+3)=9$

3. $x+5=9$

4. $x+5−5=9−5$

5. $x=4$

Reason

Given

Decide what rule goes with each step being made.

Statement

1. $(x+2)+3=9$

2. $x+(2+3)=9$

3. $x+5=9$

4. $x+5−5=9−5$

5. $x=4$

Reason

Given

Associative Property