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# What is the definition of the associative property of multiplication?

Updated: 4/28/2022 Wiki User

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The associative property of multiplication states that for any three numbers a, b and c,

(a * b) * c = a * (b * c) and so we can write either as a * b * c without ambiguity.

The associative property of multiplication means that you can change the grouping of the expression and still have the same product. Wiki User

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### Definition of associative property of multiplication?

its like a fatality

### Is the associative property of multiplication a regular associative problem but with factors?

There is only one associative property for multiplication: there is not a separate "regular" version.

### Can you have subtraction in associative property of multiplication?

No, you cannot have subtraction in the associative property of multiplication because the associative property of multiplication is about multiplication. More to the point, if you're asking whether subtraction is associative, the answer is still no. (2 - 3) - 4 does not equal 2 - (3 - 4)

### What are the properties of multipulcation?

They are the Associative Property of Multiplication, the Commutative Property of Multiplication, and the Zero Property of Multiplication.

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### How you do Multiplication property?

The multiplication properties are: Commutative property. Associative property. Distributive property. Identity property. And the Zero property of Multiplication.

### What is the associative property of multiplication and commutative property of multiplication and distributive property of multiplication?

Commutative: a &times; b = b &times; a Associative: (a &times; b) &times; c = a &times; (b &times; c) Distributive: a &times; (b + c) = a &times; b + a &times; c

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### Property of multiplication?

There are many properties of multiplication. There is the associative property, identity property and the commutative property. There is also the zero product property.

### What are the definitions of associative property?

The associative property is the property that a * (b * c) = (a * b) * c for any binary operation *. Addition and multiplication are associative, but these are definitely not the only two operations that obey this property.

### What is the definition for the associative property?

The Associative Property is when you switch the parenthesis and your results should be the same results (if you didn't you did something wrong). The Associative Property only works for Addition and Multiplication ........NOT DIVISION OR SUBTRACTION!!! Ex: 7+(10+13) 7+23 30 (7+10)+13 17+13 30

### Property of multiplication states that changing the grouping when multiplying does not affect the answer?

The Associative Property