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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.

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