Q: Does commutative property work for division?

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No, it does not.

Subtraction, division

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Yes. Both the commutative property of addition, and the commutative property of multiplication, works:* For integers * For rational numbers (i.e., fractions) * For any real numbers * For complex numbers

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No, it does not.

Subtraction, division

Addition and multiplication

Division and subtraction cannot be used with the commutative property.

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Yes. Both the commutative property of addition, and the commutative property of multiplication, works:* For integers * For rational numbers (i.e., fractions) * For any real numbers * For complex numbers

There is no commutative property of division. Commutative means to exchange places of numbers. If you exchange the place of numbers in a division problem, you would affect the answer. So, commutative property applies only to addition or multiplication.Not really; for example, 2/1 = 2, and 1/2 = 0.5. However, you can convert any division into a multiplication, and apply the commutative property of multiplication. For example, 6 / 3 = 6 x (1/2), which is the same as (1/2) x 6.

Commutative property in division Indeed I have the answer. One example would be: 8 divided by 4 = 2 is different from 4 divided by 8 = 0.5 This means that if you alter the order of the dividends, the result of the operation will change. That is why division is not a commutative property. not ha ha ha

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.

Not sure what "would not work" in this case. The corresponding commutative property states that 5x4 is the same as 4x5.

Here is an example: 4/2 = 2 Commutative property is when you can move numbers around in a problem, and it wouldn't change. This is why it doesn't work in division 2/4 = 1/2 The commutative property applies to only addition and multiplication. It does not apply to division or subtraction. More examples: Addition: 2 + 3 = 3 + 2 = 5 Subtraction: 2 - 3 = -1, 3 - 2 = 1 Division: (see above) Multiplication: 3(5) = 5(3) = 15