# #2 + a + b = a + 2 + b# is an example of which algebraic property?

##### 1 Answer

Oct 25, 2015

It is an example of at least two algebraic properties:

Commutativity and associativity.

#### Explanation:

Addition is:

Commutative:#A+B = B+A#

Associative:#(A+B)+C = A+(B+C)#

The example *commutativity* to get

The example also uses *associativity* to even write

The example also expresses *equality*, which might also be counted as an algebraic property, but is often just assumed.