# Maths Whole Numbers part 7 (Commutative Property) CBSE Class 6 Mathematics VI | Summary and Q&A

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Maths Whole Numbers part 7 (Commutative Property) CBSE Class 6 Mathematics VI

## TL;DR

Whole numbers follow the commutative property for addition and multiplication, but not for subtraction and division.

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### Q: What is the commutative property in whole numbers?

The commutative property in whole numbers states that the order of numbers does not affect the result in addition and multiplication.

### Q: How is the commutative property proved in addition?

The commutative property in addition is proved by showing that adding two whole numbers gives the same result regardless of their positions or the order in which they are added.

### Q: Is subtraction commutative in whole numbers?

No, subtraction is not commutative in whole numbers. Interchanging the positions of numbers in subtraction gives different results, proving that subtraction is not commutative.

### Q: Is division commutative in whole numbers?

No, division is not commutative in whole numbers. Interchanging the positions of numbers in division gives different results, proving that division is not commutative.

## Summary & Key Takeaways

• The commutative property states that the order of numbers does not change the result in addition and multiplication.

• Adding 18 and 6 gives the same result as adding 6 and 18, proving the commutative property in addition.

• Multiplying 18 and 6 gives the same result as multiplying 6 and 18, proving the commutative property in multiplication.