## Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson

# Chapter 1 - Section 1.4 - Adding Real Numbers - Vocabulary and Readiness Check: 4

associative

#### Work Step by Step

Since $n+(x+a)=(n+x)+a$, we say that addition is associative. The associative property states that $a+(b+c)=(a+b)+c$, where $a$, $b$, and $c$ are real numbers. This property tells us that the sum of 3 numbers is the same, regardless of the grouping of the numbers.

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