Posted by **cherry** on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 5:47pm.

if you know that 7* 8=56 , how can you use the commutative (Order) Property of Multiplication to find the product of 8*7 ?

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**Damon**, Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 5:50pm
you just did. The property means that

8 * 7

is exactly the same as

7 * 8

In other words the two factors commute, you can change their order without changing their product. This will be true until you get to multiplying matrices.

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 5:51pm
http://coolmath.com/prealgebra/06-properties/02-properties-commutative-multiplication-02.htm

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**Damon**, Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 5:55pm
Remember back when when you were learning addition you had the commutative property of addition which means

2 + 3

is the same as

3 + 2

Now you are getting the same property for multiplication :)

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