Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 1 - Foundations for Algebra - 1-4 Properties of Real Numbers - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 28: 54


Division is not commutative.

Work Step by Step

Being commutative means the order does not matter. However, with division, if the order is switched, the answer as a fraction is flipped. After all, 2 divided by 9 equals 2/9, but 9 divided by 2 equals 9/2. Therefore, division is not commutative.
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