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11-102.

Consider the expression $\left(56 · 25\right) · 4$.

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 $25$ and $4$ rather than that of $56$ and $25$.

$\left(56\right) \left(25·4\right)$

$\left(56\right) \left(100\right)$

$5600$

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.