### 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

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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;sìon?

### c) Subtraction

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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

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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.