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Multiplication Properties

There are three multiplication properties that can simplify multiplication, when applicable.

 
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Multiplying by 0 :

The product of any number and zero is 0.

8 x 0 = 0

Multiplying by 1 :

The product of any number and 1 is that number itself.

6 x 1 = 6

Commutative property:

Changing the order of the factors does not change the product.

Example1: 2 x 3 = 6 ; 3 x 2 = 6

Example2: 7 x 3 = 21 ; 3 x 7 = 21

 
 
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