Pre-Algebra : Associative Property of Multiplication

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Example Questions

Example Question #12 : Identities And Properties

If the below expression is written using the Associative Property of Multiplication, what are the values of  and ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The rule for Associative Property of Multiplication is 

Using this rule, we can determine that for the given expression ,

Example Question #13 : Identities And Properties

Which set of equations illustrates the Associative property of Multiplication?

Possible Answers:

The answer is not present.

Correct answer:

Explanation:

 is the distributive property. Multiply each term in the parenthesis by the outside term.

 is the Commutative property of Multiplication. The order of two like terms being multiplied does not change the product.

 is the Multiplicative Identity property. Anything multiplied by 1 does not change.

 is Associative property of Multiplication. The grouping of terms does not change their product as long as all terms remain in the equation. Try the green equation without the variables to see for yourself.

Example Question #1 : Associative Property Of Multiplication

Which of the following best represents the associative property of multiplication?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The property states that changing the order of multiplying any two numbers will not change the final answer.

Looking at the answer choices:

The answer  is the best choice.

Example Question #391 : Operations And Properties

Which of the following displays the associative property of multiplication?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The associative property of multiplication states that you can multiply numbers together in any order, and the answer will not change.  Therefore, 

displays the associative property of multiplication since the two sides are equal no matter which set of parentheses you solve first.

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