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Commutative Property (Subtraction of Integers) : Solved Examples

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Explain subtraction is not commutative for integers; with the help of two negative integers.
Assume two negative integers as (-63) & (-27)

Subtract (-27) from (-63) and we get:

(-63) - (-27) = (-36).....(1)

Now, subtract (-63) from (-27) and we get:

(-27) - (-63) = 36.....(2)

From statement (1) & (2), we observe that on changing the order of given integers in subtraction expression, the results also changes.

Hence, we can say that subtraction in not commutative for integers.

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