# Properties of Multiplication

**Properties of multiplication:**

**Commutative property:** When two numbers are multiplied together, the order of numbers does not affect the product or result. For example, 2 × 4 = 4 × 2.

**Associative Property: **When three or more numbers are multiplied, the grouping of numbers does not affect the product or result. For example, 10 × (6 × 2) = (10 × 6) × 2.

**Distributive Property: **Multiplying a sum by any number is the same as multiplying each addend by the number separately and then adding the products. For example, 9 × (5 + 7) = (9 × 5) + (9 × 7).

**Identity Property: **When a number is multiplied by 1, the result is the number itself. For example, 3 × 1 = 3.

**Zero Property: **When a number is multiplied by 0, the result is zero. For example, 2 × 0 = 0.

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##### Remember :

The smallest number is the one that comes first while counting.

##### Solution :

To arrange the given numbers in order from smallest to greatest, find the smallest number among all the given numbers.

21,27,23

21 is the smallest number.