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Regrouping the integers does not change the value of the sum or the result. This is called the associative property.

This property applies only to operations such as addition and multiplication.

While multiplying three or more integers, the change in grouping of the integers will not change the result.

If \(a\), \(b\) and \(c\) are any three integers, then:

\(a × (b × c) = (a × b) × c\)

Example:

**1.**$(12\times 11)\times 1=12(1\times 11)$.

**2.**$(2\times 6)\times 3=2\times (6\times 3)$

Important!

Remember that this property is does not apply to operations such as subtraction and division.