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Algebra Properties

Examples

Addition Property of Equality

If a = b, then a + c = b + c

Subtraction Property of Equality

If a = b, then a  c = b  c

Multiplication Property of Equality

If a = b, then a(c) = b(c)

Division Property of Equality

If a = b and c ≠ 0, then a/c = b/c

Reflexive Property of Equality

For any real number a, a = a

Symmetric Property of Equality

If a = b, then b = a

Transitive Property of Equality

If a = b and b = c, then a = c

Substitution Property of Equality

If a = b, then a can be substituted for b in any expression or expression.

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