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6th Edition

Stewart + 5 others

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780840068071

Chapter 1.1, Problem 2E

**(a)**

To determine

**To complete:** The given statement and also name the property of real numbers used.

Expert Solution

The complete statement is

The given statement is

**Calculation:**

The commutative property states that when a number *a* is multiplied by another number *b* then, the order of numbers does not matter.

That is,

Therefore, the complete statement is

**(b)**

To determine

**To complete:** The given statement and name the property of real numbers used.

Expert Solution

The complete statement is

**Given:**

The given statement is

**Calculation:**

The associative property states that when three different numbers are added then order of numbers does not matter (any two numbers can be added first).

That is,

Therefore, the complete statement is

**(c)**

To determine

To complete: The statement and name the property of real numbers used.

Expert Solution

The complete statement is

**Given:**

The given statement is

**Calculation:**

The distributive property states that a real number *a* multiplied by a sum of two numbers *a* is multiplied by each of the terms and then added.

Therefore, the complete statement is