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Explain, Subtraction is not commutative for whole numbers.
To understand this, lets take two whole numbers 10 & 20

Firstly, subtract 10 from 20 and we get:

20 - 10 = 10......... (1)

Now, subtract 20 from 10 and we get:

10 - 20 = (-10)... (2)

From above statement (1) & (2),

20 -10 ≠ 10 - 20

And observe that on changing the order of given whole numbers in division expression, the results also changes.

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

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