Common Core Math Vocabulary

# Commutative Property Of Addition - Definition with Examples

## What is Commutative Property of Addition ?

Commutative Property of Addition Definition: When two numbers are added, the sum is the same regardless of the order in which they are added.

For addition, the rule is "a + b = b + a"

**Commutative Property in Real Life**

Wearing gloves resembles the commutative operation which glove is worn first is unimportant.

Commutative Property of addition can be observed when paying bills. For example; when paying a dime and a nickel to the cashier, it doesn’t matter which one is paid first. The total remains the same.

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