The Symmetric Property

Latest update to this document: 17 February 2004



The symmetric property says that if one number is equal to a second number, then the second number is equal to the first number.

If a=b, then b=a.

Look at it with numbers. Replace a with 2 and b with 2.

2=2 and 2=2.

You can see that it looks the same either way. Symmetric means that it has two equal, identical halves. If the numbers on opposite sides of the equals sign are the same, they are symmetric.



The Associative Property
The Commutative Property
The Distributive Property
The Identity Property
The Reflexive Property
The Transitive Property

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