Posted by JO on Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 9:39pm.
Use the indicated property to write an expression that is equivalent to the following expression. (5 .12).17
((associative property of multiplication)

algebra  Reiny, Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 10:38pm
It is standard practise to use the * to indicate multiplication, so....
(5*12)*7 = 5*(12*7) = 5*12*7
This is the Associate Property for Multiplication