# How do you simplify #8[(0.25,0.5),(0.75,1.5)]-2[(0.25,0.5), (0.75,1.5)]#?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 9, 2017

Using the normal associative property of addition.

#### Explanation:

Because the matrices are not only of equal size, but identical, the multiplying coefficients may be combined first.