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Properties of Addition and Multiplication

Properties of Addition and Multiplication

Author: Anthony Varela
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This lesson provides an overview of the properties of addition and multiplication.

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Key Formulas

a plus 0 equals a

a times 1 equals a

a plus left parenthesis negative a right parenthesis equals 0

a times 1 over a equals 1

a plus b equals b plus a

a plus left parenthesis b plus c right parenthesis equals left parenthesis a plus b right parenthesis plus c

a b equals b a

a left parenthesis b c right parenthesis equals left parenthesis a b right parenthesis c

a left parenthesis b plus c right parenthesis equals a b plus a c


TERMS TO KNOW
  • Associative Property

    A property of addition that allows terms to be grouped in any order; a property of multiplication that allows factors to be grouped in any order.

  • Commutative Property

    A property of addition that allows terms to be added in any order; a property of multiplication that allows factors to be multiplied in any order.

  • Distributive Property

    A property of multiplication that states that a sum multiplied by a factor can be expressed as a sum of the products of each original addend and that factor.