Property of Multiplication by 0
Pronunciation: /ˈpɹɑp.ər.ti ʌv ˌmʌl.tɪ.plɪˈkeɪ.ʃən baɪ ˈzɪər.oʊ/ Explain
The property of multiplying by 0 for real
numbers states that anything multiplied by 0 is always 0. This is stated
mathematically as a·0 = 0. Sometimes this is called the
multiplicative property of 0.
|Figure 1: Property of multiplying by 0.||
Another way to think of the property of multiplying by zero is to assume,
for example, one is starting with three groups of two objects. How many objects will
one have if one takes zero of the groups? One will have zero objects. So 0·2=0.
- McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, property of multiplication by 0. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 146. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
- Bettinger, Alvin K. and Englund, John A.. Algebra and Trigonometry. pg 5. www.archive.org. International Textbook Company. January 1963. Last Accessed 12/3/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/algebraandtrigon033520mbp#page/n18/mode/1up. Buy the book
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McAdams, David E. Property of Multiplication by 0. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/p/propmult0.html.
12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
12/1/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup. (McAdams, David E.)
12/31/2008: Added figure and concrete example. (McAdams, David E.)
7/12/2007: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)