# SOLUTION: what is the difference in commutative property and associatative property?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on real-numbers Question 157774: what is the difference in commutative property and associatative property?Found 2 solutions by nomad_55, checkley77:Answer by nomad_55(6)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Communitative is basically a times b equals b times a. or ab=ba. Associative is a(bc)= (ab)c or a times (b times c) equals (a times b) times c. so the only difference is that in communitative it's the same either way. so like 6 times 3 equals 18, just like 3 times 6 equals 18. But associtative is more like 2(3x4)= 24, just like (2x3)4= 24 Answer by checkley77(12569)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Commutative 85+96=80+(90+5)+6 Associative 85+96=80+(5+90)+6