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Multiplication Property of Equality

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Examples, solutions, videos, and worksheets to help Grade 6 students learn about the multiplication property of equality.

What's the Multiplication Property of Equality?
Solving equations can be tough, especially if you've forgotten or have trouble understanding the tools at your disposal. One of those tools is the multiplication property of equality, and it lets you multiply both sides of an equation by the same number.

The following diagram shows the multiplication property of equality. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions on solving equations using the multiplication property of equality.

Multiplication Property of Equality

Solving equations using the multiplication property of equality
This means that you can multiply or divide both sides of an equation by the same number (as long as it isn't 0), and the new equation will be equivalent to the original equation.



Multiplication Property of Equality
Solving linear equations using the multiplication and addition properties of equality.


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