If 8 = x and x = y, then 8 = y is an example of which algebraic property?

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Oct 11, 2015

Answer:

This is an example of the Transitive Property of Equality.

Explanation:

The Transitive Property of Equality says that

If #color(red)(a)=color(green)(b)# and #color(green)(b)=color(blue)(c)#, then #color(red)(a) =color(blue)(c)#

In less mathematical terms:

If #color(red)"this"# is the same as #color(green)"that"# and #color(green)"that"# is the same as #color(blue)"the other thing"#, then #color(red)"this"# is the same as #color(blue)"the other thing"#.