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## How do you find the properties of real numbers?

**Multiplication Properties of Real Numbers**

- Property: (a × b) × c = a × (b × c)
- Verbal Description: If you are multiplying three real numbers, the product is always the same regardless of their grouping.
- Example: (5 × 3) × 2 = 5 × (3 × 2) = 30.

## Does the commutative property apply to all real numbers?

The commutative property of multiplication

states that when two numbers are being multiplied, their order can be changed without affecting the product. … These properties **apply to all real numbers**. Let’s take a look at a few addition examples.

## Is the associated property true for whole numbers?

**An associative property** does not hold for the subtraction of whole numbers. This means that we cannot group any two whole numbers and subtract them first. Order of subtraction is an important factor. If ‘a’, ‘b’, and ‘c’ are the three whole numbers then, a − (b − c) ≠ (a − b) − c.

## What are the main properties of real numbers?

**The basic properties of real numbers include the following:**

- The Closure Property.
- The Commutative Property.
- The Associative Property.
- The Distributive Property.

## What are 2 examples of commutative property?

Commutative property of addition: Changing the order of addends does not change the sum. For example, 4 + 2 = 2 + 4 4 + 2 = 2 + 4 4+2=2+44, **plus**, 2, equals, 2, plus, 4. Associative property of addition: Changing the grouping of addends does not change the sum.

## Why does commutative property not work with subtraction?

Subtraction is not commutative **because changing the order of the numbers changes the answer**. Addition is commutative, which means that the order in which we add numbers does not matter.

## Can commutative property have 3 numbers?

Since changing the order of the division did not give the same result, division is not commutative. Addition and multiplication are commutative. … When **adding three numbers, changing the grouping of the numbers does not change the result**.

## Which property states you can group numbers to add?

**The associative property of addition** states that you can group the addends in different ways and the result of the sum of equations will be the same. The commutative property of addition is applicable for two numbers added in any order. Associative property involves more than 2 numbers grouped in any order.

## What are the 4 math properties?

There are four basic properties of numbers: **commutative, associative, distributive, and identity**. You should be familiar with each of these. It is especially important to understand these properties once you reach advanced math such as algebra and calculus.