The Zero Property of Addition
When you add 0 to a number, the number has the same value. We call 0 the additive identity.
Example:65 + 0 = 65
As you can see the sum of 0 and 65 is 65. 65 remains unchanged by the addition of 0.
The Zero Property of Multiplication
In multiplication, 0 does make a huge difference. The 0 property of mulitplication states that multiplying any number by 0 gives a product of 0.
Example:65 x 0 = 0
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