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Q: How do operations such as addition or subtraction work on numbers?

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An operation on a series of numbers is when you use amongst others addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Mathematics decided the order of operations is to work out the sums in the brackets first, then exponents, then multiplications and division and finally addition and subtraction.

Addition and multiplication

those two operations are addition and subtraction.

addition and subtraction * * * * * No. The distributive property applies to two operations, for example, to multiplication over addition or subtraction.

It does not work with subtraction nor division.

Subtraction, division

Yes - the parts in brackets should be done first. Use BEDMAS as a guide. Brackets - Exponents (eg. x2) - Division - Multiplication - Addition - Subtraction. Although if it is just addition and subtraction you should work from left to right.

You should keep your attention focused on your work at all times - not just when working with addition or subtraction!

you should keep your attention focused on your work when you solve addition and subtraction problems because you might get confused

Associative property does not work with subtraction because not all numbers can be subtracted and have the same results............

You use numbers and add/subract them. You also work with your budget, which is using math. Income tax forms use addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, etc.

yes it does work for subtraction

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