## Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

The commutative property of multiplication states that for any real numbers $a$ and $b$, $a \cdot b= b \cdot a$ In words, this means that the way we order the things that we are multiplying does not affect the result. Example: $3 \cdot 6 = 6 \cdot 3$ Notice that both are equal to 18.
The commutative property of multiplication states that for any real numbers $a$ and $b$, $a \cdot b= b \cdot a$ Example: $3 \cdot 6 = 6 \cdot 3$ Notice that both are equal to 18.