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From: David Tristano

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2000120422:09:53
Subject: Re: Algebra 1

The way I remember reflexive, symmetric, and transitive is this: R-S-T (consecutive letters) and 1-2-3 Which stands for this: R -> reflexive property of equality a=a (one quantity is involved) S -> symmetric property of equality if a=b then b=a (two quantities are involved) T -> transitive property of equality if a=b and b=c then a=c (three quantities are involved)

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