## Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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# Chapter 5 - Number Theory and the Real Number System - 5.5 Real Numbers and Their Properties; Clock Addition - Exercise Set 5.5: 32

#### Answer

commutative property of multiplication

#### Work Step by Step

The commutative property of multiplication states that for any real numbers $a, b$, and $c$, $a(b \cdot c)=a(c \cdot b)$ Because $6(2*3)=6(3*2)$ is clearly in this form, it demonstrates the commutative property of multiplication. Thus, the given statement illustrates the commutative property of multiplication.

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