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Rewriting Multiplication Problems

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Grade 3 Operations - 3.OA.C.7

What Are the Commutative and Associative Properties of Multiplication? Addition and multiplication are closely related mathematical operations. Adding a number multiple times will give the result similar to the result of multiplying the number by the number of times addition was performed. For example, 2+2+2= 6 | 2 x 3 = 6 It is important to notice that these two properties are relevant only to addition and multiplication. These properties do not cover the mathematical operations of subtraction and division. It is because in multiplication and addition changing the order of number doesn't affect the result. However, in division and subtraction, any change in the order of the number will affect the result. Below, we have discussed the two main properties of multiplication, that is the commutative and associative properties: Commutative Property Of Multiplication - When two numbers are being multiplied, changing the order of numbers gives the same result. That is, changing the order of factors doesn't change the product. For example, 5 x 4 = 4 x 5 | 2 x 3 = 3 x 2 Associative Property Of Multiplication - Associative property of multiplication can be taken as an extension of the commutative property. When multiplying more than two numbers, changing their order of multiplication results in the same result. Or changing the grouping of factors doesn't change the product. For example, (2x 3) x 4 = 2 x (3 x 4)These worksheets and lessons help students learn a variety of ways to rewrite multiplication problems.

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