Commutative property of multiplication

The commutative property of multiplication means that changing the order in which numbers are multiplied does not change the product.

Examples
8 × 5 = 40  1.3 × 4 = 5.2
5 × 8 = 40  4 × 1.3 = 5.2
The commutative property of multiplication is often written with symbols as:
a × b = b × a

Also called order property of multiplication

See also commutative property of addition.