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Consider the expression .

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

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

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

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

    The associative property of multiplication.