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No. There is a property of numbers called the distributive property that proves this wrong. a- ( b - c) is NOT the same as (a-b) -c because:

a-(b-c) = a-b+c by the distributive property

a-b+c = (a-b) + c by the definition of ()

(a-b)+c is not always equal to (a-b)-c

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Q: Is it possible to use the associative property with subtraction?
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Can subtraction be use as a associative property?

Nope. Its not possible

Can you use the Associative Property with subtraction and division?

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

What is the property of associative properties?

The ASSOCIATIVE property states that the order in which the binary operation denoted by ~ is carried out does not matter.Symbolically, (a ~ b) ~ c = a ~ (b ~ c)and so, without ambiguity, either can be written as a ~ b ~ c.Addition and multiplication are common operations that are associative. Subtraction and division are not.Associative Property; * use of parenthesis it doesn't matter ho we group numbers to get and an sub [total\amount]

What is associative property of multiplication and how can you use it to compute 4x27x25 mentally?

dont know about associative property but this one is easy in your head. 4x25=100x27=2700

Do you use the commutative property in subtraction?

it depends how the operation is

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.

When do you use associative property?

When you add or multiply, you can group the numbers together in any combination.

What professions use the associative property?

Each and every one - even though there may be times when it is not explicit.

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Which property of equality would you use to slove the equation 14x equals 35?

The subtraction of equality.

How did finding the factors with two numbers help you find ways to multiply with more than two numbers?

Using the commutative and associative properties of multiplication it is sometimes possible to simply the multiplication.For example, to multiply 35 by 6,35 = 5*76 = 2*3therefore, 35*6 = (5*7)*(2*3) use the associative property= 5*7*2*3 use the commutative property for the middle two terms= 5*2*7*3 use the associative property for the first two terms, and for the other two terms.= (5*2)*(7*3) = 10*21 = 210.

Can you use subtraction with the distributive property?

Wrong! See below. No, you cannot use the distributive property for subtraction. Let's say that your expression is: (5 + 4) - 3 We know that parentheses must be handled first, so we know that the correct answer is: (5 + 4) - 3 = 9 - 3 = 6. But let's say that you tried to use the distributive propertyand applied "- 3" to each term in the parentheses. You would get: (5 + 4) - 3 = (5 - 3) + (4 - 3) = 3 In fact, you would have subtracted not 3, but 6! * * * * * All very true except that this is the associative property - not distributive The distributive property, which IS valid, gives a*(b - c) = a*b - a*c

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