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One student rewrote the expression as , and then simplified to get the expression .

  1. Are the three expressions equal? Justify your answer.

    Do you get the same answer when you evaluate all three equations?

    Is this true?

  2. What property of numbers does this demonstrate?

    Do you recall what property allows you to distribute a multiplier of each term in a sum?