# Commutative Property of Addition and Multiplication

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What is the commutative property of addition and multiplication?
The commutative property tells us that it doesn’t matter which order we add or multiply in. We can write the rules like this:
Commutative property of addition: a + b = b + a
Commutative property of multiplication: ab = ba

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Commutative property of addition and multiplication

The commutative property applies to addition and multiplication. This means that order doesn’t matter when adding or multiplying numbers.

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