Math and Arithmetic

What is the definition of the associative property of multiplication?

Answer

Wiki User
10/18/2012

The associative property of multiplication states that for any three numbers a, b and c,

(a * b) * c = a * (b * c) and so we can write either as a * b * c without ambiguity.

The associative property of multiplication means that you can change the grouping of the expression and still have the same product.