# SOLUTION: Use the indicated property to write an expression that is equivalent to the following expression. (9 • 0) •17 (associative property of multiplication)

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 Question 123548: Use the indicated property to write an expression that is equivalent to the following expression. (9 • 0) •17 (associative property of multiplication) Answer by Edwin McCravy(8999)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Use the indicated property to write an expression that is equivalent to the following expression. (9 • 0) • 17 (associative property of multiplication) -------------------------------------------------------- ``` Parentheses are used to ASSOCIATE two numbers, so in this (9 • 0) • 17 The 9 and the 0 are ASSOCIATED by the parentheses around them. Now let's move the parentheses so as to ASSOCIATE the 0 and the 17. So we then have this: 9 • (0 • 17) --------------------------------------------------------------- When we have three numbers to add or multiply, the fact that it doesn't matter whether we associate the first two or the last two, we'll get the same answer in the end -- is called the ASSOCIATIVE property. Example for the ASSOCIATIVE property of multiplication: (2 • 5) • 7 = 10 • 7 = 70 2 • (5 • 7) = 2 • 35 = 70 The work was different but we ended up with the same answer 70 Example for the ASSOCIATIVE property of addition: (3 + 4) + 6 = 7 + 6 = 13 3 + (4 + 6) = 3 + 10 = 13 Again the work was different but we ended up with the same answer 13 Edwin```