# What is the commutative property of multiplication ? Definition and examples.

The commutative property of multiplication states that the order in which two numbers are multiplied does not change their product.

In general, for all terms or numbers a and b, a × b = b × a

## Other examples of commutative property of multiplication.

5 × 3 = 3 × 5

1 × 9 = 9 × 1

x × y = y × x

2 × h = h × 2

length × width = width × length

k × 9s = 9s × k

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