Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 1 - Some Basic Concepts of Arithmetic and Algebra - 1.5 - Use of Properties - Problem Set 1.5: 82

Answer

The associative property for the addition of integers states that when we add integers, it does not matter where we place parentheses around two or more of the addends. Regardless of where parentheses may be, the sum will be the same.

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