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

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

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