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11-102.
  1. Consider the expression (56 · 25) · 4. Homework Help ✎

    1. How can regrouping the numbers in this expression make it easier to simplify? Rewrite the expression and simplify it.

    2. What property did you use to rewrite the expression?

It may be easier to find the product of 25 and 4
rather than that of 56 and 25.

(56) (25·4)

(56) (100)

5600

Which property allows you to move around the
parentheses of terms that are multiplied?

The associative property of multiplication.