# Is a direct sum of two commutative rings still commutative? suppose f is in F,...

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2022-01-04

Is a direct sum of two commutative rings still commutative? suppose f is in F, g is in G. why fg=gf?

### Answer & Explanation

Yes. Since multiplication is defined term-wise, commutativity of $F\oplus G$ follows from the commutativity of each component.

For the reason written above, $f,g\in F\oplus G$, which is commutative. Hence, $fg=gf$

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