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Commutative Property of Multiplication The order of the factors in a multiplication problem will not effect the product. 5X4=4X5 20 = 20 Associative Property of Multiplication The way you group the factors in a mult. problem will not effect the product. (3X4)X 5 = 3 X (4X5) 12 X 5 3 X 20 60 = 60 Distributive Property Adding two numbers together then, multiplying the sum by another number 5 X ( 3 + 2 ) = 25 will get the same answer as, multiplying each addend by the factor, then adding both products. 5 X 3 + 5 X 2 = 25