The **commutative property of multiplication** tells us that changing the order of factors in an expression doesn't change the answer - even if there are more than two!

Like the commutative property of *addition*, the commutative property of *multiplication* helps us simplify basic expressions, algebraic expressions and more.

**We can define the commutative property of multiplication as:**

$a\times b=b\times a$

**And in** **algebraic expressions****:**

$X\times numero=numero\times X$