# What is the commutative property of addition ? Definition and examples.

The commutative property of addition states that the order in which two numbers are added does not change their sum.

In general, for all terms or numbers a and b, a + b = b + a

## Other examples of commutative property of addition.

6 + 1 = 1 + 6

7 + 8 = 8 + 7

x + y = y + x

16 + k = k + 16

2length + 2width = 2width + 2length

p + 8j = 8j + p

2/3 + 4/9 = 4/9 + 2/3

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