# SOLUTION: i need help to solve the commutative or distrbutive to find equivalent expression for the following: (x+y)x + (x+y)y

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 Question 339052: i need help to solve the commutative or distrbutive to find equivalent expression for the following: (x+y)x + (x+y)yAnswer by stanbon(57314)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!(x+y)x + (x+y)y --- Using the distributive law you get: = x^2+xy + xy+y^2 Combine "like" terms: = x^2+2xy+y^2 Factor = (x+y)(x+y) --------------------------- OR (x+y)x+(x+y)y The common factor is (x+y): = (x+y)(x+y) ==================== Cheers, Stan H.