# Question #4652d

Feb 23, 2017

Commutative

#### Explanation:

Bit like commuting on a train. You move from one place to another

Compare the process given in the question to the following example:

$2 + 3 = 5$

You get exactly the same answer as $3 + 2 = 5$

They have moved.

A very important one is that of multiplication.

$2 \times 3 = 6$ has exactly the same answer as $3 \times 2 = 6$ However there are traps in multiplication and division. You must be very careful.

Another very important example:

Suppose I had $10 - 16 = - 6$

$\textcolor{b r o w n}{\text{The minus follows the 16 and the plus follows the 10 so you would write}}$ $- 16 + 10 = - 6$