Q.5 To find sum of three numbers 14, 27 and 13 we can have two ways:

(a) We may first add 14 and 27 to get 41and then add 13 to it to get the total sum 54 or

(b) We may add 27 and 13 to get 40 and then add 14 to get the sum 54. Thus, (14 + 27) + 13 = 14 + (27 + 13)

(a) We may first add 14 and 27 to get 41and then add 13 to it to get the total sum 54 or

(b) We may add 27 and 13 to get 40 and then add 14 to get the sum 54. Thus, (14 + 27) + 13 = 14 + (27 + 13)

For any three whole numbers a, b and c

(a + b) + c = a + (b + c)