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.



Step-by-step explanation:

 8y24 = 8 y  8 3 =  8 (y  3)= 8(y3)  8y24 = 2 4y2 12 = 2 (4 y12) = 2(4y12)  x=1

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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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