I'm struggling to understand the absorption law proof and I hope maybe you could help me out.
The absorption law states that: $X + XY = X$
Which is equivalent to $(X \cdot 1) + (XY) = X$
No problem yet, it's this next step that stumps me. How can I apply the distributive law when there are two "brackets"?
How can I manipulate $(X \cdot 1) + (XY) = X$ to give me $X \cdot (1+Y)$?
I understand that the absorption law works. I would just like to see how the algebra proof works.