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(a+b)+c = a+(b+c)

(ab)c = a(bc)

But what about subtraction and division?

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(a+b)+c = a+(b+c)

(ab)c = a(bc)

But what about subtraction and division?

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What is (3-2)-1? What is 3-(2-1)?

What is (2/1)/2? What is 2/(1/2)?

What is (2/1)/2? What is 2/(1/2)?

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##0-(0-1) = 1 \neq -1 = (0-0)-1##.

##1/(1/2) = 2 \neq \frac12 = (1/1)/2##.

##1/(1/2) = 2 \neq \frac12 = (1/1)/2##.

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What is (3-2)-1? What is 3-(2-1)?

What is (2/1)/2? What is 2/(1/2)?

:tongue: Got it! Answer = No, Associative Property does not apply to subtraction and division.

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