Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 1 - Foundations for Algebra - 1-4 Properties of Real Numbers - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 27: 32



Work Step by Step

This is an example of the commutative property of multiplication, where the order of the numbers changes, but the product stays the same. For example, if $r=2, s=3, t=4$, then the equation is $(2\times3)\times4=4\times(3\times2)$ is $6\times4=4\times6$. This reduces to $24=24$.
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