# What is the associative property of addition?

## Question: What is the associative property of addition?

The Associative property definition is given in terms of being able to associate or group numbers.

## Answer: Associative property of addition in simpler terms is the property that states that when three or more numbers are added, the sum remains the same irrespective of the grouping of addends.

If suppose 3 + (5 + 4) = 12, if we change the order by associative property we have, (3 + 5) + 4 = 12

## Explanation:

Simply, (a + b) + c = a + (b + c)

6 + (7 + 8) = (6 + 7) + 8 = 21

### Therefore, associative property of addition states us how to solve the expression in the form (a + b) + c and a + (b + c)

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