Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

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

Answer

No, division is not commutative.

Work Step by Step

If division were commutative, changing the order of the terms being divided would not affect the quotient. This is not the case. For example, $4\div2=2$, but $2\div4=\frac{1}{2}$. Since these quotients are not the same, division is not commutative.
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