Complete the expression, stating which property is being used. 53 times
one is equal to one times blank equals 53.
We know that 53 times one is equal to
53, and then one times
something should equal 53. So
we can set it up as an equation. One times something equals 53, so we would
divide both sides by one.
On the left, the ones cancel.
So we have 𝑥 equals 53 divided by one, which is equal to
Therefore, the number 53 would complete this expression.
While 53 completes our expression, it’s the multiplicative identity
property that is being used. So imagine, what can you multiply to a number that would allow it
to keep its identity? That number is one, so here our expression is stating 53 times
one is the same thing as one times 53, and that’s equal to 53.
multiplying by one, no matter if you multiply 53 times one or one times 53,
53 has kept its identity So 53 completes our expression and we are using the
multiplicative identity property.