For any real numbers a and b,
For addition: $$a + b = b + a$$ For multiplication: $$ab = ba$$ This law simply states that with addition and multiplication of numbers, you can change the order of the numbers in the problem and it will not affect the answer.
Subtraction and division are NOT commutative.
A general example to help you recognize patterns and spot the information you're looking forAddition: $$2 + 6 = 8$$ $$6 +2 = 8$$ Multiplication: $$3 * 5 = 15$$ $$5 * 3 = 15$$
It’s used every day in banking and other business operations.