1-6 Commutative & Associative Properties

• Commutative Property: • In multiplication or addition problems, you can move the numbers around, and end up with the same answer.

34 + 55 = 89
To “Commute” means to MOVE! I “commute” from Franklin everyday.

• Commutative Property for Multiplication

5 x 6 = 30
Remember: Commute means to “move around” !

• Associative Property this explains that even if you group numbers together when adding or multiplying, the outcome is the same.

( 4 + 7 ) + 10

= 21

Right now, “associating” with the 10, Now, the 7 is the 7 is grouped, “associating” sowith the 4, so you add them first. you add them first.

But it’s all the same because of the “associative property”

• …And for multiplication

(3•5)4=60 3(5•4)=60