Is division of rational numbers commutative?
By rational numbers, you are referring to numbers like 3,
Give yourself an easy example first:
Well, now commute or switch the order of the division:
They are definitely not the same!
Multiplication, of course, is commutative:
Division is the inverse operation of multiplication, but it is NOT commutative.
Addition, we know, is commutative as well: 4 + 8 = 8 + 4 = 12.
Subtraction is the inverse operation of addition, but it is NOT commutative:
I guess it's important to know what operations are inverses of each other, and to test the Commutative Property just in case!