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# Is there a commutative property for subtraction?

Updated: 12/24/2022

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### Why doesn't the commutative property work for subtraction?

you can not use commutative property for subtraction because if you switch them around you will end up with a negative number.

### Which two operations can NOT be used with the commutative property?

Division and subtraction cannot be used with the commutative property.

### Is there commutative property of subtraction for rational numbers?

No, there is not.

### Do you use the commutative property in subtraction?

it depends how the operation is

### What operations dont work for commutative property?

Subtraction, division

### What is the definition of the Commutative Property of Subtraction?

There cannot be a definition because it does not exist!

### Why is there no commutative property for subtraction or division?

There is no commutative property in subtraction or division because the order of the numbers cannot be change. This means that when multiplying or adding it does not matter the order of the numbers because the answer comes out the same.

### What is the definition of the Commutative Property of Addition?

Changing the order of addends does not change their sum. In symbolic form, a + b =b + a. Subtraction is not commutative .

### What is subtraction commutative or associative?

Subtraction is neither commutative nor associative.