Is multiplication associative for rational numbers?

The associative property states that you can add or multiply regardless of how the numbers are grouped.

if you are adding or multiplying it does not matter where you put the parenthesis. For example, we Consider the rational numbers 1/2 and 5/7. Then,

(1/2 × 5/7) = (1 × 5)/(2 × 7) = 5/14, is a rational number.

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