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This second property is expressed by saying that addition is associative, and as a
result either sum may be expressed as a + b + c. There is a number 0 (zero) such
that the sum of any number a and zero is a (see 3). Corresponding to each ...
Any set of elements in mathematics that has two laws of composition, addition
and multiplication, such that ( 1 ) with addition as the law of combination it forms
an additive group, and (2) with multiplication is commutative and associative, and
In order to get a field containing 4—1 (that is, to be able to carry out addition,
subtraction, multiplication, and division subject to the usual rules), all complex
numbers of the form x + yi = x+iy = x + yj—l were considered more generally.
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