Thanks for this! I have yet to pass my math proficiency test, and need my high school diploma to do so. It's the only thing I'm missing. Anyway, this always confused me, the difference between the properties. So thanks again!

the problem I am having is that in my head I can't get past that 1+2+3 = 1+3+2 so I keep making the mistake of saying (1+2)+3 = 1+(2+3) is commutative because really you can switch any of those numbers and get the same freaking answer.

WHY even differentiate in addition when in the end it's always going to be the same?

I can understand if it's multiplication but there really is no need for this sort of thing with addition. or am I wrong?

Thanks for doing this because I was doing my homework and I was stuck on that problem. Thanks agin now I can watch my videos on YouTube. By the way my big brother has a YouTube channel his channel name is TheGamingKojo99. Thanks agin you also explained it in a good way.

Its so easy that its confusing lol, I don't understand why these people who make up these math terms have to make things a bit more confusing. Just say that they both switch around numbers in different ways.

so like in associative property it must includes parenthesis? if It does not includes parenthesis it will be commutative property? in other words the difference between these two are the parenthesis?

This is possibly the easiest way to provide an analogy of why these are different (yet the same). I couldn't get it through my head until you explained the Moving around vs being buddy buddy. Makes 100% more sense, even though this whole thing is kinda pointless, hahahah.

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## w pelk

Thank you SOOOO much! I was looking to understand and you kept it very simple and did it in a way that people can relate to. Thank you again :0)

## MichaelLakeArtOfficial

Thanks for this! I have yet to pass my math proficiency test, and need my high school diploma to do so. It's the only thing I'm missing. Anyway, this always confused me, the difference between the properties. So thanks again!

## Annie Tarr

Very clear and helpful!

## Randy Thompson

. I was confused but once you explained it, I got it.. Thank you for taking the time to make the video

## Jacob Ellinger

the problem I am having is that in my head I can't get past that 1+2+3 = 1+3+2

so I keep making the mistake of saying (1+2)+3 = 1+(2+3) is commutative because really you can switch any of those numbers and get the same freaking answer.

WHY even differentiate in addition when in the end it's always going to be the same?

I can understand if it's multiplication but there really is no need for this sort of thing with addition. or am I wrong?

## S

Excellent!! Thank you so much for this!

## Gattsu

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## Marlen Alamilla

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## NIcole Brown

I love the way you explained it! That's awesome.

## Lory Hernandez

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## Andrew Larson

Very informative. sticks to the mind.

## Robin Michler

Thanks for doing this because I was doing my homework and I was stuck on that problem. Thanks agin now I can watch my videos on YouTube. By the way my big brother has a YouTube channel his channel name is TheGamingKojo99. Thanks agin you also explained it in a good way.

## Tara S

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## dyann campbell

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## KingHumanjr

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## akolley1

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## Maci Msp

OMG IM DOING MY HOME WORK RIGHT NOW AND IM SOO confused 2D

## ツAaron

This is gonna help me so much in my math test.thank you so much

## True NYC

Its so easy that its confusing lol, I don't understand why these people who make up these math terms have to make things a bit more confusing. Just say that they both switch around numbers in different ways.

## Hashima Watts

This was great! Very easy to understand. Thanks for sharing.

## Top Dog

this didn't help

## Abbey G

thanks for clearing this up…. that was a nice example 🙂

## Splooya:

so like in associative property it must includes parenthesis? if It does not includes parenthesis it will be commutative property? in other words the difference between these two are the parenthesis?

## Atticus Fisher

nice video – helped me a lot with homework

## walperstyle

This is possibly the easiest way to provide an analogy of why these are different (yet the same). I couldn't get it through my head until you explained the Moving around vs being buddy buddy. Makes 100% more sense, even though this whole thing is kinda pointless, hahahah.

## Adelya

Помогло, круто

## HyenaMilk

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## NICk C

you lost me at smiley face

## Maryam atmar Editzzz

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## Keith Rogers

Music too loud, sudden

## Kartik Bhageria

Too childish

## A pundle of hope bagels

I got them mixed up and this helps

## john smith

than you

## john smith

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## Richard Japa

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## ii_CodzZ Playzz

Ya thanks for helping I appreciate it

## Austin Jones

can we all just take a minute to appreciate the fact that when she started explaining things she put on some 80's elevator music