Basic College Mathematics (10th Edition)

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Chapter 1 - Whole Numbers - 1.4 Multiplying Whole Numbers - 1.4 Exercises - Page 41: 114

Answer

No, the commutative and associative properties do not apply to division.

Work Step by Step

The commutative property does not apply to division because you are switching which number is getting divided up. i.e. $10\div5 = 2$ and $5\div10 = \frac{1}{2}$, $2\ne\frac{1}{2}$ The associative property does not apply to division because you are switching the order of what numbers are being divided. i.e. $(12\div6)\div2 = 1$ and $12\div(6\div2) = 4$, $1\ne4$
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