# What describes the number sentence 6+0=6. Is it commutative property of addition or identity property of addition

The number sentence 6+0=6 is an example of Additive Identity Property of Addition.

There are four mathematical properties of addition. The properties are the associative, commutative, additive identity and distributive properties.

Associative Property is the property where three or more numbers are added, the sum is the same regardless of the grouping of the addends. For example (3 + 2) + 4 = 3 + (2 + 4).

Commutative property is the property where two numbers are added, the sum is the same regardless of the order of the addends. For example 1 + 2 = 2 + 1.

Additive Identity Property the property where the sum of any number and zero is the original number. For example 4 + 0 = 4.

Distributive property is the property where the sum of two numbers times a third number is equal to the sum of each addend times the third number. For example 6 * (4 + 3) = 64 + 63.

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Updated on Wednesday, August 13 2014 at 12:01AM EDT