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Jayden used the following steps to simplify the given expression.

-3 + 2(2 + x + 3)

Step 1: = -3 + 2(x + 2 + 3)

Step 2: = -3 + 2(x + 5)

Step 3: = -3 + 2x + 10

Step 4: = 2x + (-3) + 10

Step 5: = 2x + 7

What property of real numbers was used in step 3?

A)distributive property

B)associative property of addition

C)commutative property of addition

D)associative property of multiplication

answered by **Guest**

A) distributive property I think

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