COMMUTATIVE PROPERTY OF MULTIPLICATION

About "Commutative property of multiplication"

Commutative property of multiplication is nothing but the rule which says that, when we are doing multiplication, it doesn't matter, in which order the numbers are.  We can multiply a and b or b and a ... and we'll  get the same answer. 

More clearly,  a x b  =  b x a

Commutative property of multiplication - Examples

4 x 9  =  9 x 4  =  36 

17 x 3  =  3 x 17  =  51

24 x 9  =  9 x 24  =  216 

18 x 4  =  4 x 18  =  72

15 x 19  =  19 x 15  =  285 

27 x 13  =  13 x 27  =  351

14 x 19  =  19 x 14  =  266 

27 x 3  =  3 x 27  =  81

34 x 29  =  29 x 34  =  986

17 x 13  =  13 x 17  =  221

Commutative property of multiplication - Practice problems

Rewrite the addition statement using commutative property and find the sum

24 x 9  =  ___ + ___  =  ___ 

8 x 7  =  ___ + ___  =  ___

12 x 14  =  ___ + ___  =  ___

16 x 14  =  ___ + ___  =  ___

32 x 8  =  ___ + ___  =  ___

19 x 7  =  ___ + ___  =  ___

26 x 12  =  ___ + ___  =  ___

32 x 8  =  ___ + ___  =  ___

2 x ___  =  8 x ___  =  ___

___ x 14  =  ___ x 13  =  ___

12 x ___  =  18 x ___  =  ___

___ x 24  =  ___ x 22  =  ___

32 x ___  =  15 x ___  =  ___

___ x 24  =  ___ x 32  =  ___

6 x ___  =  16 x ___  =  ___

___ x 12  =  ___ x 21  =  ___

17 x ___  =  ___ x 17  =  221

___ x 6  =  6 x ___  =  36

27 x ___  =  ___ x 27  =  621

___ x 16  =  16 x ___  =  240

Practice problems - Answers

24 x 9  =  9 x 24  =  216 

8 x 7  =  7 x 8  =  56

12 x 14  =  14 x 12  =  168

16 x 14  =  14 x 16  =  224

32 x 8  =  8 x 32  =  256

19 x 7  =  7 x 19  =  133

26 x 12  =  12 x 26  =  312

32 x 8  =  8 x 32  =  256

2 x 8  =  8 x 2  =  16

13 x 14  =  14 x 13  =  182

12 x 18  =  18 x 12  =  216

22 x 24  =  24 x 22  =  528

32 x 15  =  15 x 32  =  480

32 x 24  =  24 x 32  =  768

6 x 16  =  16 x 6  =  96

21 x 12  =  12 x 21  =  252

17 x 13  =  13 x 17  =  221

6 x 6  =  6 x 6  =  36

27 x 23  =  23 x 27  =  621

15 x 16  =  16 x 15  =  240

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