# What is the commutative property of addition?

The Commutative property states that changing the order or position of numbers while adding or multiplying them does not change the end result.

## Answer: The commutative property of addition states that changing the order of the addends does not change the sum.

The word "Commutative" originates from the word "commute," which means "to move around".

**Explanation:**

It can be represented by the formula: a + b = b + a

Let a = 8 and b = 13, then according to the commutative property of addition,

7 + 8 = 8 + 5 = 13

### Therefore, the commutative property of addition states that changing the order or position of numbers while adding them does not change the end result.

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