Indicate which property is illustrated in Step 3
Step 1
5 + (12 + 5) + 0 = 5 + (5 + 12) + 0
Step 2
= (5 + 5) + (12 + 0)
Step 3
= (5 + 5) + 12
Step 4
= 10 + 12
A. distributive property
B. identity property of addition
C. associative property of addition
D. identity property of multiplication

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which operation is happening? multiplication or addition?

C. associative property of addition

we have 12+0=12
12 is the same as 12
does that sound like an identity or associative property?

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