Algebraic Properties

Everything that we do in algebra will be based on certain rules. We call these rules properties of the real numbers.

Properties of Equality The following properties are true for any numbers a, b, and c.

Reflexive Property: a = a Symmetric Property: If a = b then b= a. Transitive Property: If a = b, and b = c, then a = c.

Find out more about algebraic properties by reading the explanation below.

Algebraic Properties

Practice: Use the commutative and distributive properties to simplify expressions in the following exercises.

Algebraic Properties 1

Algebraic Properties 2

Algebraic Properties 3