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Q: Is there an associative property of subtraction?
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Can you use the Associative Property with subtraction and division?

No you can not use subtraction or division in the associative property.

Can you have subtraction in associative property of multiplication?

No, you cannot have subtraction in the associative property of multiplication because the associative property of multiplication is about multiplication. More to the point, if you're asking whether subtraction is associative, the answer is still no. (2 - 3) - 4 does not equal 2 - (3 - 4)

Why does associative property does not work with subtraction?

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

Does the associative property work with subtraction?

no it does not

Can subtraction be use as a associative property?

Nope. Its not possible

What property allows the grouping of numbers in parentheses to change without changing the answer?

That would be the associative property. The associative property applies to addition and multiplication, but not to subtraction or division.

Can you apply the associative property to subtraction?

No, the associative property only applies to addition and multiplication, not subtraction or division. Here is an example which shows why it cannot work with subtraction: (6-4)-2=0 6-(4-2)=4

Why doesn't the Associative property work with subtraction?

because it just don't

A number sentence that shows why the associative property does not work with subtraction?


What is subtraction commutative or associative?

Subtraction is neither commutative nor associative.

How do you do diffrenciate commutative and associative?

Commutatitive property: a + b = b + a Associative property: (a + b) + c = a + (b + c) Although illustrated above for addition, it also applies to multiplication. But not subtraction or division!

What is subtraction property?

associative, distributive * * * * * That, I am afraid, is utter rubbish. A - (B - C) = A - B + C whereas (A - B) - C = A - B - C These two are NOT equal so the associative property does not hold. Subtraction does not have the distributine property, it is multiplication that has that property with regard to subtraction: A*(B - C) = A*B - A*C

What does Associative Property not work for which operations?

It does not work with subtraction nor division.

Is a set of rational numbers a group under subtraction?

Yes it has closure, identity, inverse, and an associative property.

Why does the associative property not apply to subtraction?

Try it! You will probably get a negative number...

Why isn't subtraction associative?

The associative property requires that the order of operation can be changed without affecting the final result. This is clearly not the case with subtraction since: (5 - 3) - 2 = 2 - 2 = 0 while 5 - (3 - 2) = 5 - 1 = 4 The two answers are different so subtraction is not associative.

Can associative property can be applied to the subtraction problem below when x equals 0 or 1?

I really can't say, because you're not letting me see the subtraction problem below.

What is the definition of associative property?

The associative property of a binary operator denoted by ~ states that form any three numbers a, b and c, (a ~ b) ~ c = a ~ (b ~ c) and so we can write either as a ~ b ~ c without ambiguity. The associative property of means that you can change the grouping of the expression and still have the same result. Addition and multiplication of numbers are associative, subtraction and division are not.

What property is 4x5 equals 5x4?

Associative property

What is an example of associative property of subtraction?

That's not possible because when you subtract 4-(2-3)=5 and (4-2)-3

Give an example to show that subtraction is not associative?

The associative property refers to mathematical expressions where the order of the number is totally interchangeable and will still yield the same answer. Changing the order of a subtraction problem will give you a different answer. For example, 4 - 1 = 3. When switched, 1 - 4 does not equal 3. It equals -3.

What is the property that allows you to move parentheses in a problem and still get the same answer?

There is no property which allows you to do that in all cases. It is only possible in the case of the associative property for addition and multiplication. It does not work for subtraction or division.

Is divsion associative?

Division (and subtraction, for that matter) is not associative. Here is an example to show that it is not associative: (8/4)/2 = 2/2 = 1 8/(4/2) = 8/2 = 4 Addition and multiplication are the only two arithmetic operations that have the associative property.

Is the operation of subtraction associative?


How is subtraction rational numbers different from adding?

Subtraction is not commutative nor associative.