Associative means that the grouping does not make any difference in the result

Associative means that the grouping does not make any difference in the result

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Associative  means that the  grouping  does not make any difference in the result.  The grouping has changed (parentheses moved), but the sides are still equal. Note:  Associative does  not  hold for subtraction.  The  identity element
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Unformatted text preview: for addition is 0. Any number added to 0 gives the original number. • The additive inverse is the opposite (negative) of the number. Any number plus its additive inverse equals 0 (the identity)....
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course MATH 1310 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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