Name:    Properties of Real Numbers

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

1.

What property is illustrated by 15 + (35 + 12) = 15 + (12 + 35)?
 a. Associative Property of Addition c. Distributive Property b. Commutative Property of Addition d. Transitive Property of Equality

2.

Which statement is an example of the Symmetric Property of Equality?
 a. If a = b, then b = a. c. If a = b and b = c, then a = c. b. c = c d. If a = b, then a + c = b + c.

3.

In which set of numbers does every nonzero number have a multiplicative inverse in the set?
 a. integers c. rational numbers b. natural numbers d. whole numbers

4.

Name the sets of numbers to which the given number belongs.
 a. N, W, Z, I, R b. N, W, Z, Q c. N, W, Z, Q, R d. W, Z, I, R

Simplify the given expression.

5.

10x + 41y 142x + 2y
 a. –132x + 43y b. –132x + 2y c. 152x + 43y d. –132y + 43x

6.

34x + 98y 114x + 80y
 a. –80x + 178y b. 148x + 178y c. –80x + 80y d. –80y + 178x

7.

Name the sets of numbers to which the given number belongs.
 a. N, W, Z, I, R b. N, W, Z, Q, R c. W, Z, I, R d. N, W, Z, Q