What is the commutative property of addition?
1 Answer
Nov 12, 2014
The commutative property of addition means that it does not matter what order in which you add numbers. You will get the same answer either way. It is represented as a + b = b + a, in which a and b are real numbers. However, the property is not limited to two numbers.
Examples:

2 + 4 = 6 and 4 + 2 = 6

3 + 1 + 8 = 12, and 8 + 1 + 3 = 12, and 1 + 8 + 3 = 12, etc.