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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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