12.7=7 b What property does this equation illustrate? What is the property of b?

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Lynne R. | Here to help with Math!Here to help with Math!

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If you divide both sides of the equation by 7, you will get the value of b. This uses the division property of equality.

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If one were to look at this equation carefully, the equation could be reworded in a different but similar scenario:

a(b)=(b)a where a(b) is just the inverse of (b)a (Commutative Property of Multiplication)

Similarly, if a=7 then you get the scenario from the given equation:

7(b)=(b)7=12(7).

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Parviz F. | Mathematics professor at Community CollegesMathematics professor at Community Colle...

It is trivial really divide both sides of equation by 7.

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