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OpenStudy (anonymous):

let's see if i have this right... commutative is a+b=b+a... distributitive is (a+b)+c=a+(b+c) and distribuative is a(bc)=ab*ac right?

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OpenStudy (amistre64):

almost

OpenStudy (amistre64):

commutative changes places associative regroups items and distributive is just multiplying thru the (...)

OpenStudy (amistre64):

distributive is just: a(b+c) b +c a ------- ba + ca

OpenStudy (amistre64):

a(bc) is not distributive

OpenStudy (amistre64):

2(3*4) = 24 2(3) * 2(4) = 48 .... so it is not the same

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OpenStudy (anonymous):

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OpenStudy (amistre64):

i spose the proper definition for distributive is that multiplication is distributive over addition or some such

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