# Associative property of multiplication review

Review the basics of the associative property of multiplication, and try some practice problems.

### What is the associative property?

The associative property is a math rule that says that the way in which factors are grouped in a multiplication problem does not change the product.

**Example:**

Let's start by grouping the and the together. We can evaluate the expression step by step.

Now let's group the and the together.

Regrouping does not change the answer!

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