I was asked to prove the axioms of a field.
so, if we look at the first one:
commutativity: a+b=b+a and a*b=b*a where a and b belong in the set of the field
The Attempt at a Solution
it's tempting to just substitute values but i know this is the wrong approach since this wouldnt prove the axiom for all values in the set. so im stuck.