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6 September, 07:51

Mya applied the distributive property to write the equivalent expressions below.

45 + 72 = 9 (5 + 9)

What is Mya's error?

Mya did not write the common factor in the correct place.

Mya wrote two expressions that are not equivalent.

Mya did not use the correct operations in the equation.

Mya used a factor that is not common to 45 and 72.

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  1. 6 September, 09:44
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    Maya wrote two expressions that are not equivalent.

    Here is how she should have factored:

    45 + 72

    9 x 5 + 9 x 8

    9 (5 + 8)

    As you can see, 72 = 9 x 8, not 9 x 9 (81)
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