Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Number Theory and the Real Number System - 5.5 Real Numbers and Their Properties; Clock Addition - Exercise Set 5.5: 83

Answer

The associative property of addition states that for any real numbers $a, b, $ and $c$, $a +( b+c)= (a+b) +c$ In words, this means that the way we group things that we are adding does not impact the sum. Example: $3 +(4+5) = (3+4)+5$ Notice that both are equal to 12.

Work Step by Step

The associative property of addition states that for any real numbers $a, b, $ and $c$, $a +( b+c)= (a+b) +c$ Example: $3 +(4+5) = (3+4)+5$ Notice that both are equal to 12.
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