# Equivalent expression

Pablo rewrites the expression 8y-24 as 8(y-3). Hana rewrites 8y-24 as 2(4y-12). Are Pablo's and Hana's expressions each equivalent to 8y-24? Explain your reasoning.

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**Dr Math**

Yes, Pablo's and Hana's expression are both equivalent to 8y-24 - see distributive property / law

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