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: 96

Answer

The statement is false. A corrected statement would be: "Addition is a commutative operation."

Work Step by Step

The statement is false. Note that: $2-4 \ne 4-2$. The commutative operation is addition. Thus, a corrected statement would be: "Addition is a commutative operation."
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