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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

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Do the commutative and associative laws apply to vector subtraction?

No, changing order of vectors in subtraction give different resultant so commutative and associative laws do not apply to vector subtraction.


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 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 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.


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.

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Why does the associative property not apply to subtraction?

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


Can you use the Associative Property with subtraction and division?

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


Is there an associative property of subtraction?

No it can not.


Does associative property work with subtraction?

no it does not


Does the associative property work with subtraction?

no it does not


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)


Do the commutative and associative laws apply to vector subtraction?

No, changing order of vectors in subtraction give different resultant so commutative and associative laws do not apply to vector subtraction.


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 associative property apply to division?

The associative property does not apply to division but multiplication and addition do.


Does the associative property apply to division?

there is not division for the associative property


Can subtraction be use as a associative property?

Nope. Its not possible


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

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