**Properties Involving Multiplication.**

**Commutative property:** You can multiply two numbers

in any order and the product will be the same.

Example

4 x 3 = 12 and 3 x 4 = 12

**Multiplicative identity property: ** multiply or dividing a

number by 1 does not change the number.

Example:

6 x 1 = 6 and 4 x 1 = 4

6 divided 1 = 6**Property of zero: **any number multiply by zero will be

zero. The number can be in any order.

Examples

12 x 0 = 0 6 x 0 = 0 0 x 7 = 0 **Associative Property: **When three or more numbers are

multiplied, the product is the same regardless of the grouping of

the factors. For example (2 * 3) * 4 = 2 * (3 * 4)**Distributive property:** The sum of two numbers times a

third number is equal to the sum of each addend times

the third number.

Example: 4 * (6 + 3) = 4*6 + 4*3

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