What is the commutative property in math?


The commutative property in math is a simple property that applies to both addition and multiplication. The property states that the order in which operations (addition, multiplication) are performed on the numbers does not matter. 

For example, the following equations are exactly the same: 4x3x2, 2x3x4, 3x4x2, 2x4x3

All of these equations produce an answer of 24.

For a visual explanation of this property, please click on the attached link.

  • Last Updated Oct 25, 2023
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  • Answered By Thomas-Jay Rusk

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