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### Course: Arithmetic (all content) > Unit 3

Lesson 3: Properties of multiplication- Properties of multiplication
- Properties and patterns for multiplication
- Commutative property of multiplication
- Associative property of multiplication
- Associative property of multiplication
- Distributive property
- Commutative property of multiplication review
- Associative property of multiplication review
- Distributive property review

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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.

**Example:**

So, ${8}\times {2}={2}\times {8}$ .

*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.*

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- if there are 4 rows of 3 and 3 rows of 4 is it still the same(13 votes)
- They still have the same number but instead of having larger columns you have larger rows.(4 votes)

- can you give more exercises?(12 votes)
- colororado bla i spelled it wrong look now colorado(1 vote)

- define commutative property(4 votes)
- The word "commutative" comes from "commute" or "move around"

You can move around multiplication like this:

2x4=8

4x2=8

This is the commutative property of multiplication.(10 votes)

- This is extremely easy!(5 votes)
- what is the commutative property in a bigger scale. like what is this: -1.2×3×100 = -1.2×100×3

= -120 × 3

= -360(4 votes) - can you mix up thousends or millions or billions or trillions by 1?(3 votes)
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- you won't get it at first but if you read more than you will get it(1 vote)

- what do you do with prime numbers.(2 votes)
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