# Definition Of Associative Property Of Addition

## What Is **Associative Property Of Addition**?

This property 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

## Practical Example |
## Abstract Example |
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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.