I'm hungry! If I eat 2 carrots in the morning and 1 apple and 1 pea in the afternoon, is that more food than if I eat 2 carrots and 1 apple in the morning and 1 pea in the afternoon?
Stop bickering! Don't you know the commutative property? You threw the same number of strikes. 6 x 4 = 4 x 6
I'm a better pitcher. In each of the 6 innings, I threw 4 strikes.
Stop bragging! I threw 6 strikes during every inning I pitched. I pitched 4 innings.
Trick or treaters! Should I give 2 pieces of candy to all of the kids in the group of 2 boys and 2 girls or 2 pieces of candy to each of the 2 boys first and then 2 pieces to each of the two girls? Who cares? It's the same. 2 (2+2) = 2 x 2 +2 x 2
Multiplicative Identity Property
I'm Agent Ricardo and I can make duplicates of myself. To duplicate myself, I multiply myself by 1.
How is that possible? I think you are wrong. The multiplicative identity property says anything times 1 is just the thing you started with. So you are just you. 1 person x 1 = 1 person. 1x1=1