Commutative Property and Order Property

a) Addition

The sum of two whole numbers remains the same, irrespective of the order in which they are added.

9 + 5 = 14

5 + 9 = 14

8 + 7 = 15

7 + 8 = 15

This is called the commutative property or
the order property.

The commutative property is observed
respect to addition of whole numbers


b) Multiplication

The product remains the same though the order of the factors is changed.

6 x 5 = 30

5 x 6 = 30

7 x 4 = 28

4 x 7 = 28

The commutatve property is observed
with respect to multiplication of whole numbers.

Is commutative property observed with
respect to subtraction and div;s├Čon?


c) Subtraction

6 - 4 = 2, 4 - 6 = ?

When the order of the subtrahend
and the minuend is changed, the
difference does not remain
the same.

d) Division

12/3 = 4; 3/12 = 1/4

When the divisor and the dividend
are interchanged, the quotient
does not remain the same.

The commutative property is not observed with
repest to substraction and division of whole numbers.




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