# Zero Property of Multiplication

## Topic

Multiplication and Division

## Definition

The zero property of multiplication states that any number multiplied by zero equals zero.

## Description

The zero property of multiplication is a fundamental concept in arithmetic that states multiplying any number by zero results in zero. For example,

7 × 0 = 0

This property is essential for simplifying expressions and solving equations. It is widely used in algebra to maintain the integrity of an equation while manipulating its terms. Understanding this property helps students develop a deeper comprehension of multiplication and its role in maintaining equality in equations. In real-world applications, this property is used in computer algorithms and mathematical modeling to ensure accurate calculations.

Teacher script: "Zero groups of 5 apples is 0 apples. Do you see that? That means multiplying by 0 means you have nothing."

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Common Core Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.OA.B.4, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.C.7, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.B.5 2 - 4 Arithmetic     • Multiplication         • Multiplication Expressions and Equations 2021 multiplication, division, equation