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Type: Multiple-Choice
Category: Algebraic Expressions
Standards: 6.EE.A.3, MP3
Author: LBeth

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Grade 6 Algebraic Expressions CCSS: 6.EE.A.3, MP3

Lucy must write an equivalent expression for $4(a + 2)$. She uses the distributive property and writes the expression $4a + 2$.

Which statement best describes Lucy's equivalent expression.
1. Lucy's expression is correct.
2. Lucy's expression is incorrect because she did not multiply the 2 by the 4.
3. Lucy's expression is incorrect because she should have added the 4 and the $a$.
4. Lucy's expression is incorrect because she used the commutative property instead of the distributive property.
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