The associative property states that, if a, b and c are any three integers, then,
- (a + b) + c = a + (b + c)
- (a x b) x c = a x (b x c)
The multiplication of integers is associative, no matter how you group the numbers when you multiply them. That is, rearranging the parentheses for integers in such an expression will not change its final value.