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Commutative property of multiplication review

Review the basics of the commutative property of multiplication, and try some practice problems.

What is the commutative property?

The commutative property is a math rule that says that the order in which we multiply numbers does not change the product.
So, 8×2=2×8.
Want to learn more about the commutative property? Check out this video.
Want to know why the commutative property is helpful? Check out this article.


Problem 1
Complete the equation.
4×3 = 
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 6
  • an exact decimal, like 0.75
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3/5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7/4
  • a mixed number, like 1 3/4

Want to try more problems like this? Check out this exercise.

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