# Can the commutative property have parentheses?

**commutative property**, you change the order of the numbers being added or multiplied. When you rewrite an expression using an associative

**property**, you group a different pair of numbers together using

**parentheses**.

Considering this, what is an example of the commutative property?

For **example**, if you are adding one and two together, the **commutative property** of addition says that you will get the same answer whether you are adding 1 + 2 or 2 + 1. The **commutative property** of addition says that you can also add 2 + 1 + 3 or 3 + 2 + 1 and still get the same answer.

Secondly, what is associative property and commutative property? In math, the **associative** and **commutative properties** are laws applied to addition and multiplication that always exist. The **associative property** states that you can re-group numbers and you will get the same answer and the **commutative property** states that you can move numbers around and still arrive at the same answer.

Also to know, which property uses parentheses?

The associative **property** of multiplication says you can choose which pair of numbers to multiply first, so when every operation is multiplication, you can move **parentheses** without changing the answer.

Does the associative property have to have parentheses?

Definition: The **associative property** states that you **can** add or multiply regardless of how the numbers are grouped. By 'grouped' we mean 'how you use **parenthesis**'. In other words, if you are adding or multiplying it **does** not matter where you put the **parenthesis**. Add some **parenthesis** any where you like!.