Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 1 - Section 1.7 - Properties of Real Numbers - Exercise Set - Page 73: 107


Example answer: (125 $\div$ 5)$\div$5=5 If you use the commutative property change the order, you will end up with a completely different answer. 125$\div$(5$\div$5) 125$\div$(1) 125

Work Step by Step

Division isn't commutative because it must be done in the order that it was originally intended. If the order is changed, the answer is changed.
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