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What property has been applied in this problem?



  (72 + 5) + 16 = 72 + ( 5 + 16)

A. Commutative Property
B. Associative Property
C. Distributive Property
D. Additive Identity

This question is part of The Real Number System
Asked by Harrisritac, Last updated: May 28, 2020

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Harrisritac

Answered Apr 26, 2018

Associative Property

The Commutative Property deals with the order in which numbers are added or multiplied. The Associative Property deals with the grouping of numbers when adding or multiplying. The Distributive Property involves 2 operations, one of which must be multiplication the other operation can be addition or subtraction. The Additive identity states that when zero (0) is added to a number, the results is the original number.
 

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