Definition: If *a* = *b*, then *b* = *a*.

### Example of the Symmetric Property of Equality

Equation 1: 5x + 20 = 35

Equation 2: 35 = 5x + 20

In spite of the rearranged terms, Equation 1 and Equation 2 are identical.

Definition: If *a* = *b*, then *b* = *a*.

Equation 1: 5x + 20 = 35

Equation 2: 35 = 5x + 20

In spite of the rearranged terms, Equation 1 and Equation 2 are identical.

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