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# Mark the tick against the correct answer in the following:let Z be the set of all integers and let a * b = a – b + ab. Then, * isA. commutative but not associativeB. associative but not commutativeC. neither commutative nor associativeD. both commutative and associative

According to the question ,

Q = { All integers }

R = {(a, b) : a * b = a – b + ab }

Formula

* is commutative if a * b = b * a

* is associative if (a * b) * c = a * (b * c)

Check for commutative

Consider , a * b = a – b + ab

And , b * a = b – a + ba

Both equations are not the same and will not always be true .

Therefore , * is not commutative ……. (1)

Check for associative

Consider , (a * b) * c = (a – b + ab) * c

= a – b + ab – c +(a – b + ab)c

=a – b +ab – c +ac – bc + abc

And , a * (b * c) = a * (b – c + bc)

= a - (b – c + bc) + a(b – c + bc)

=a – b + c – bc + ab – ac + abc

Both the equation are not the same and therefore will not always be true.

Therefore , * is not associative ……. (2)

Now , according to the equations (1) , (2)

Correct option will be (C)

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