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odst117

  • 4 years ago

Give an example of why subtraction is not commutative.(In Words.)

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  1. Weeku
    • 4 years ago
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    It is. 4-3 = -3+4

  2. raheen
    • 4 years ago
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    subtract 5 from 7 then check if is's eaual to that when subtract 7 from 5

  3. raheen
    • 4 years ago
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    7-5 is not equal to 5-7

  4. FreeTrader
    • 4 years ago
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    No, Weeku is mis-using the word commutative. He has not commuted. The order of his operations are the same. Commutative means 4-3 would have to equal 3-4. It's not.

  5. FreeTrader
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    raheen has it right.

  6. Weeku
    • 4 years ago
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    How? 4-3 = 4+(-3) = (-3)+4

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