Multiplication is when you add

*n* *x*s together.

^{1}
3x5 = 5+5+5 = 3+3+3+3+3 = 15

0x

*n* = 0 (

*n* is any

number)

**Important properties:**

Associative Property of Multiplication
Commutative Property of Multiplication
Identitive Property of Multiplication
**Notes:**

Positive times positive = positive
Negative times positive = negative
Negative times negative = positive
*See also: Multiplication tables, Addition, Subtraction, Division*

^{1} It's been suggested to me that this explanation may not work too well once you consider imaginary numbers.