Properties of Multiplication

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In this lesson, Professor Perez goes over the properties of multiplication. He covers the commutative property, which states that the order of factors doesn't matter. He also discusses the associative property, which shows that the grouping of factors doesn't matter. Finally, he tackles the distributive property, which demonstrates that you can multiply a number by a group of numbers added together. Through a series of examples, he shows how these properties can be applied in real-world situations.

Lesson Description:

An introduction to the properties of multiplication.

Created by and copyright of Larry Perez. Funded by the state of California through Saddleback College. More information on videos, resources, and lessons at Algebra2Go.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • What are the properties of multiplication?
  • What is the commutative property of multiplication?
  • What is the associative property of multiplication?
  • How can you use the associative property to multiply numbers?
  • What is 2*3*4*5?
  • How can you use associative and commutative properties to multiply 5 numbers together?
  • How can you use the distributive property to multiply very large numbers?
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    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson is about the properties of multiplication such as the commutative and associative properties. Three different numbers are multiplied in different ways to get the same answer using the commutative and associative properties. The distributive property is also used to multiply very large numbers. This is a very good multiplication property lesson with many example problems.