### Home > CAAC > Chapter 5 > Lesson 5.1.3 > Problem 5-32

5-32.

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).