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 - Chapter 1 Test - Page 39: 22


Associative property of Addition

Work Step by Step

The associative property of addition refers to how grouping does not alter the ways in which numbers can be added. Thus: $[-3+(-4)]+(-6)$ is equal to $-3+[(-4)+(-6)]$ due to the associative property since the only difference between the two expressions is the way the numbers are grouped together.
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