# Which of the following shows 3 + (x + 6y) rewritten using the associative property of addition? a 3 + x + 6y b 3x + (6

Which of the following shows 3 + (x + 6y) rewritten using the associative property of addition?
a 3 + x + 6y
b 3x + (6 + y)
c x + (3 + 6y)
d (3 + x) + 6y

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1. isabella4141 says:

In your given expression, you group x and 6y since they are in parentheses, The associative property tells you that you can change the grouping in an addition.
Don't change the order of the things you're adding, but change just the grouping.

Group the 3 and the x together. Use parentheses.

2. briarkaltvedt says:

x + (3 + 6y)

Step-by-step explanation:

This shows that you can regroup the numbers however you want with addition and multiplication, so this is the right answer.

Hope this helps!

3. ashtonbillups says:

It is (3+x) + 6y, since however you add the following you shall get 3 + (x + 6y)