## Associative Law | ## more ... |

The "Associative Laws" say: * It doesn't matter how you group the numbers when you add. * It doesn't matter how you group the numbers when you multiply. (In other words it doesn't matter which you calculate first.) Example addition: (6 + 3) + 4 = 6 + (3 + 4) Because 9 + 4 = 6 + 7 = 13 Example multiplication: (2 × 4) × 3 = 2 × (4 × 3) 8 × 3 = 2 × 12 = 24 | |