**GED Math: The Associative Property of Addition,**The commutative Property of Addition

How do you remember the difference between associative and commutative?

The Commutative Property of Addition: a + b = b + a

When you commute back and forth to work... you go between two places.

The Associative Property of Addition: a + (b + c) = (a + b) + c

When you associate with friends at a party , it is always at least three.