The Commutative Property states that the sum of two integers remains the same even if the order of the integers is changed.

If a and b are any two integers, then a + b = b + a

Similarly, the product of two integers remains the same even if the order of the integers is changed.

If a and b are any two integers, then a x b = b x a

Commutative property is defined as the property of changing the order of the mathematical expression so that the end result remains the same. The Commutative property is true for both addition and multiplication. Subtraction and Multiplication are not commutative.

Examples:
  • 5 + 8 = 8 + 5 = 13
  • 5 x 8 = 8 x 5 = 40
In the above case, the sum or product of the two numbers does not change even if we change the order in which the numbers are added or multiplied.