The Commutative Property of Addition states that changing the order of addends does not change the sum, i.e. if a and b are two real numbers, then a + b = b + a.

Commutative property of addition holds true for matrices, i.e. if A and B are two matrices, then A + B = B + A.

As per the commutative property of addition, the expression 5 + 14 = 19 can be written as 14 + 5 = 19. Hence, 5 + 14 = 14 + 5.

As per the commutative property of addition, the expression 9 + (- 5) = 4 can be written as (- 5) + 9 = 4. Hence, 9 + (-5) = (- 5) + 9.

A. 3 + 7 = 2 + 8

B. 2 × 6 = 4 × 3

C. 8 + 5 = 5 + 8

D. 6 + 6 = 2 × 6

Correct Answer: C

Step 1: According to commutative property of addition, changing the order of addends does not change the sum.

Step 2: a + b = b + a [Commutative property.]

Step 3: So, the expression 8 + 5 = 5 + 8 represents the commutative property of addition.

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