# Chapter 5 - Number Theory and the Real Number System - 5.5 Real Numbers and Their Properties; Clock Addition - Concept and Vocabulary Check: 3

$a(b)=b(a)$

#### Work Step by Step

The commutative property of multiplication states that for any real numbers $a$ and $b$, $a(b)=b(a)$ This says that the order of the terms that we are multiplying is not important.

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