Properties of Multiplication

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Zero
anything times zero equals zero; anything x 0 = 0
Identity
anything times one equals itself; anything x 1 = itself
Commutative
you can multiply two factors in any order -- the product remains the same: 3 x 2 = 2 x 3
The Switcherewski Property
Distributive
If you know 8 x 5 = 40, then you can figure out that 8 x 6 is one more group of 8, or 40 + 8 = 48.
8 x 6 = (8 x 5) + (8 x 1)

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