Find below some examples of commutative property in real life and some other examples where you can use the commutative property.
Can the commutative property be used in the situation described ?
Example #1
Robert and Maria order sausage and pepperoni on their pizza.
Here, we are trying to see if sausage and pepperoni are commutative. This situation is commutative since the order we put the ingredients on the pizza is not important.
Example #2
Jeff reads the lesson on solving equations and then takes the quiz.
This situation is not commutative. The order of events matters in this case. Jeff must read the lesson before he takes the quiz.
Example #3
Harry went to the ATM and then withdrew 100 dollars.
This situation is not commutative. The order of events matters in this case. Harry cannot withdraw money without going to the ATM first.
Example #4
To get ready, Tom washes his face and put his pants on.
This
situation is commutative. The order of events does not matter. Tom can either wash his face first or put his pants on first.
Example #5
During a physical exam, Sarah's doctor check her blood pressure, blood sugar level, and heart rate.
This
situation is commutative. The doctor could check Mary in any of the following order.
Blood pressure blood sugar level heart rate
Blood pressure heart rate blood sugar level
Blood sugar level blood pressure heart rate
Blood sugar level heart rate blood pressure
Heart rate blood sugar level blood pressure
Heart rate blood pressure Blood sugar level
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