# Properties of Arithmetic

 The flashcards below were created by user julidei on FreezingBlue Flashcards. Communitive property of addition a + b = b + a Associative property of multiplication ab = ba Associative property of addition (a + b) + c = a + (b + c) Associative property of multiplication (ab)c = a(bc) Distributive property a(b + c) = ab + ac Reflexive property a = aany number is equal to itself. Transitive property If a = b and b = c, then a = c.This property also takes the form of the substitution property, which says that if b = c, you can substitte c for b. Symmetric property If a = b, then b = a Addition property If a = b, then a + c = b + c Subtraction property If a = b, then a - c = b - c Multiplication property If a = b the ac = bc. also, if a = b and c = d the ac = bd Division property if a = b, then a/c = b/c provided c does not = 0 Square root property If a square = b the a = the square root of b Zero product property if ab = 0, then a = 0 or b = 0 or both a and b = 0 Authorjulidei ID6258 Card SetProperties of Arithmetic Descriptionch 13 Updated2010-02-07T17:32:55Z Show Answers