# DEPRECATED Properties of matrix multiplication

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### Problem

Write the result of each product below by filling in the blanks.
$\qquad \text{M}_1 = \left[ \begin{array}{cc} -0.5 & 2 \\ 5 & 3 \\ \end{array} \right] \left[ \begin{array}{cc} 1 & -2 \\ -2 & -0.5 \\ \end{array} \right]$
$\qquad \text{M}_2 = \left[ \begin{array}{cc} 1 & -2 \\ -2 & -0.5 \\ \end{array} \right] \left[ \begin{array}{cc} -0.5 & 2 \\ 5 & 3 \\ \end{array} \right]$
M, start subscript, 1, end subscript, equals
M, start subscript, 2, end subscript, equals
The commutative property of multiplication states that a, b, equals, b, a.
In general, does the commutative property of multiplication apply to square matrices?
Please choose from one of the following options.