## Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

The commutative property of addition states that for any real numbers $a$ and $b$, $a+b= b+a$ In words, this means that the order of the things that we are adding does not impact the sum. Example: $3+6 = 6+3$ Notice that both are equal to 9.
The commutative property of addition states that for any real numbers $a$ and $b$, $a+b= b+a$ Example: $3+6 = 6+3$ Notice that both are equal to 9.