# Ch 2: CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Properties of Numbers

### About This Chapter

## CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Properties of Numbers - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter provide you with the opportunity to brush up on your knowledge of various mathematical properties and their applications. Developing a deeper understanding of these topics will help you demonstrate college-level proficiency when taking the CUNY Assessment Test in Math. You should be able to answer questions on the following properties once you have completed this chapter:

- Commutative properties for addition and multiplication
- The distributive property
- Properties of equality for addition, subtraction multiplication and division
- Reflexive property of equality
- Symmetric and transitive properties

This material is explained using visual examples and simple and direct language, making these math concepts fun to learn. The accompanying quizzes require that you answer multiple choice questions, which is helpful in preparing for the same format found on the CUNY Assessment Test in Math.

### CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Properties of Numbers Chapter Objectives

The CUNY Assessment Test in Math is essentially a measurement of your comprehension of various mathematical principles and practices. The Properties of Numbers chapter is designed to help you ensure your full understanding of facts and formulas relating to the properties of numbers and math operations. These topics are addressed in the numerical skills/pre-algebra portion of the CUNY Assessment Test in Math. You will be required to take this test if you score 40 or less on the Math 2 exam.

The City University of New York (CUNY) administers admissions tests in writing, reading and math. The tests are used for placement purposes. Students not using New York Regents or SAT test results are required to take these exams.

### 1. Commutative Property of Addition: Definition & Examples

In this video lesson, we talk about the commutative property of addition and what it means when you are adding numbers together. Learn how it can help you solve addition problems faster.

### 2. Commutative Property of Multiplication: Definition & Examples

In this video lesson, we talk about the commutative property of multiplication. We will see how it works in action and what it means for you when you are solving multiplication problems.

### 3. The Multiplication Property of Zero: Definition & Examples

The number zero has different rules than other numbers; it behaves according to it's own unique properties. This lesson will define the multiplication property of zero and give some examples of how it works.

### 4. Distributive Property: Definition, Use & Examples

After completing this lesson, you will be able to state the distributive property and apply it to various types of problems. You will also be able to accurately perform the mathematical operations that are involved with the distributive property.

### 5. Addition Property of Equality: Definition & Example

After watching this video lesson, you should be able to use the addition property of equality to help you solve problems. In addition, you can learn the formula for this property.

### 6. Subtraction Property of Equality: Definition & Example

In this video lesson, we look at the subtraction property of equality. Learn how it helps you to solve problems and how it keeps equations the same. Learn what you must do to both sides of an equation.

### 7. Multiplication Property of Equality: Definition & Example

After watching this video lesson, you will learn to use the multiplication property of equality to help you solve problems in math. You will also learn the formula for this property.

### 8. Division Property of Equality: Definition & Example

In this video lesson, you will learn about the division property of equality, its formula, and how you can use it to help you solve problems where you are looking for an unknown number.

### 9. Reflexive Property of Equality: Definition & Examples

After watching this video lesson, you will understand the reflexive property of equality. You will learn what the formula for this property looks like and how you can use it to help you solve problems.

### 10. Symmetric Property of Equality: Definition & Examples

Have you ever finished a math problem only to see that the teacher's answer was written backwards? Find out why your answer is correct in this lesson on the symmetric property of equality!

### 11. Transitive Property of Equality: Definition & Example

After watching this video lesson, you will understand how the transitive property of equality works when you have two equations that are equal to each other. Learn the formula for this property and how you can use it to help you solve problems.

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### Other Chapters

Other chapters within the CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Practice & Study Guide course

- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Basic Arithmetic Operations
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Number Theory
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Factoring
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Estimating & Rounding
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Whole Numbers
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Negative Numbers
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Integers
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Introduction to Decimals
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Operations with Decimals
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Introduction to Fractions
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Operations with Fractions
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Percents
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Ratios & Proportions
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Averages
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Probability
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Logic
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Matrix Operations & Determinants
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Exponents & Exponential Expressions
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Algebraic Expressions
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Linear Equations
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Inequalities
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Absolute Value
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Quadratic Equations
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Polynomials
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Rational Expressions
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Radical Expressions
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Systems of Equations
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Complex Numbers
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Functions
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Analytical Geometry
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Sequences & Series
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Using Trigonometric Functions
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Trigonometric Graphs
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Solving Trigonometric Equations
- CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Trigonometric Identities
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