# Which property is illustrated: commutative, associative, etc.

5+3=3+5

## Associative property: Any group of terms being added result in the same sum regardless of order.

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## The property illustrated in the equation 5 + 3 = 3 + 5 is the commutative property of addition.

To explain how we determine the property, let's first understand what the commutative property of addition is. The commutative property states that the order of the addends does not affect the sum. In other words, when adding two numbers, you can switch their order and still get the same result.

In the given equation, we have 5 + 3 on the left side of the equation and 3 + 5 on the right side. By simply swapping the positions of the addends, the equation remains true, resulting in the same sum on both sides. This demonstrates the commutative property of addition.