## 28Tylerr 3 years ago Name the property illustrated by the statement: If -11a + 2 = -3a, then -3a = -11a + 2.

1. jim_thompson5910

2. jim_thompson5910

It lists the rules of algebra.

3. 28Tylerr

Oh alright, So would be it Additive Property?

4. jim_thompson5910

no, the additive property is "if a = b, then a + c = b + c" (listed in second section of the page)

5. jim_thompson5910

have a second look at the page

6. 28Tylerr

Oh so could you tell me what it would be?

7. jim_thompson5910

which equation/property best matches what you have

8. 28Tylerr

Or wait would it be the Subtractive Property?

9. jim_thompson5910

Subtraction Property of Equality: if a = b, then a - c = b - c so no

10. jim_thompson5910

do you see why these aren't the answers?

11. 28Tylerr

Hummm, Yes somewhat. So our answers could be Reflexive, Symmetric, Transitive, or Subsitution?

12. jim_thompson5910

yes

13. jim_thompson5910

compare your original equation with the equations they have on that page

14. 28Tylerr

Hummm alright so would it be a Symmetric Property?

15. jim_thompson5910

yes it would be, the symmetric property basically says that if two numbers are equal, then you can write them as first number = second number or second number = first number the order doesn't matter