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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:



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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?

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