# Is 9+(-4)=-4+(9) a distributive property of multiplication?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 28, 2018

No, it is not the distributive property of multiplication. It is the commutative property of addition.

#### Explanation:

Note the addition sign in the middle of either equation. Because it is an addition equation, and no parentheses are directly next to another number indicating multiplication, we can tell that the switching of numbers in this addition equation indicates the commutative property of addition.