Algebra 2 (1st Edition)

Published by McDougal Littell
ISBN 10: 0618595414
ISBN 13: 978-0-61859-541-9

Chapter 1, Equations and Inequalities - 1.1 Applying Properties of Real Numbers - 1.1 Exercises - Skill Practice - Page 6: 2


Express the associative property of addition in words: When you add numbers, the answer will be the same regardless of how the numbers are grouped together.

Work Step by Step

The associative property comes from the word associate or "group". The theorem mathematically is shown as (3+4)+5 = 3+(4+5), or, in words, which 2 (or more) numbers are added together first does not change the final answer.
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