


Description 



Associative Property of Addition: The sum of a set of numbers is the same no matter how the numbers are grouped. 
Associative property of addition can be summarized algebraically as (a + b) + c = a + (b + c).
Examples:
(3 + 5) + 2 = 8 + 2 = 10, and 3 + (5 + 2) = 3 + 7 = 10, so (3 + 5) + 2 = 3 + (5 + 2).
(8 + 7) + 5 = 1 + 5 = 4, and 8 + (7 + 5) = 8 + 12 = 4, so (8 + 7) + 5 = 8 + (7 + 5).


