An operation is commutative if a change in the order of the numbers does not change the results. This means the numbers can be swapped.
Numbers can be added in any order.For example:
Numbers can be multiplied in any order.For example:
Numbers that are subtracted are NOT commutative.For example:
Numbers that are divided are NOT commutative.For example:
The following table summarizes which number properties are applicable to the different operations:
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