# SOLUTION: Name the property illustrated. 8 &#8729; 7 = 7 &#8729; 8

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Equations Question 201208: Name the property illustrated. 8 ∙ 7 = 7 ∙ 8 Found 2 solutions by jim_thompson5910, Edwin McCravy:Answer by jim_thompson5910(28536)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!The property being illustrated here is the commutative property of multiplication. Answer by Edwin McCravy(8893)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Name the property illustrated. 8 ∙ 7 = 7 ∙ 8 ``` It's called the "COMMUTATIVE" property because in order to make 8 ∙ 7 into 7 ∙ 8 the 8 on the left COMMUTES over to the right where the 7 was previously, while the 7 COMMUTES over to the left where the 8 was previously. So they call the fact that you can swap them and still get the same answer, 56, the COMMUTATIVE property. ----- Incidentally, COMMUTATIVE is also a property of addition, because 7 + 8 and 8 + 7 are both 15. ----- However, COMMUTATIVE is NOT a property of division, because 6 ÷ 3 is 2, but 3 ÷ 6 is not 2, but . Edwin```