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Associative Property Of Addition

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What Is Associative Property Of Addition?


The property Associative Property Of Addition is a subset of Properties Of Addition. To learn about other properties of addition see Properties Of Addition.

  • Associatively means that changing the order or group of numbers being added will not change the answer. Example, rearranging the parentheses in an expression will not change its answer:
     (1 + 2) + 3 = 1 + (2 + 3)
     6 = 6


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(1 + 2) + 3 =
  1 + (2 + 3)
3 + 3 = 1 + 5
6 = 6
(a + b) + c =
a + (b + c)


If you want to learn about the Math Properties of Subtraction, Multiplication, or Division see Math Properties.