# What is the commutative property of addition

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

Commutative property defines changing the order of numbers that we are adding, does not change the sum.

## Answer: The Commutative Property of addition says that changing the order of the addends will not change the value of summation.

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

## Explanation:

Simply, a + b = b + a

Let a = 8 and b = 13, then commutative property,

7 + 8 = 8 + 5 = 13

### Therefore, commutative property of addition states us how to solve the expression in the form a + b and b + a.

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