How To Apply the Identity Property

Mathematical concepts have allowed various branches of medicine and engineering to come up with feats that have been beneficial for society. Within the realms of simple expressions lie computations that lead to solutions that have paved the way for progress and development. Travel back to your elementary days to reminisce how the identity property shaped you into a calculating individual.

  • Warming things up. Before embarking on a journey that aims to apply concepts of identity property it is significant to a general view of the scenario. This property covers both addition and multiplication whereby whatever alteration you commit on a given figure or number such character will not change in value or amount.
  • Meet the Identities. Both addition and multiplication have identity elements. If you can recall the words of your first grade teacher, in addition the identity property is structured as: j + 0 = 0, wherein j is represented by any given number. This brings in the additive identity tag for the number 0. In real life settings, when you add nothing to any substance or element the outcome will still be the substance or element in its original state or composition. Now, when it comes to multiplicative circles the expression, j x 1 can shed light on the existence of the identity property. The number 1 is considered the multiplicative identity because any number multiplied by 1 is the number itself. This is supported by the fact that if you have one apple or pen in your hand then you are existing with only one form of the mentioned objects.
  • Leading to another property. The identity property of multiplication can be linked with the formulation of the multiplicative inverse property. When you get two figures, multiply them with each other and end up with the number 1 as product then the two figures are said to be reciprocals. For example when you multiply the number 9 with the fraction 1/9, you will have 1 as the product thus 9 is the reciprocal of 1/9 and vice versa. Another close relative of the identity property of multiplication is the identity property of division. Get whatever number you want and then divide it by 1 and you will surely have your chosen number as the quotient. Divide 9 by 1 and you’ll get the number 9 again. There is also a multiplicative property known as zero property. It states that any number paired up with zero for multiplication purposes will have zero as the product.
  • Giving birth to the unit concept. The multiplicative identity has been coined as the unit within a given problem or statement that revolves around binary operations. Here’s a sample that can provide you with a clear understanding of how unit is utilized. Dr. Ross Gellar is a famed herpetologist. He took on the challenge of creating anti-venoms that can counteract the venomous dangers of Texas Rattlesnakes. His exploits ended successfully so he agreed to send out 10-unit boxes of anti-venoms throughout local hospitals. If each hospital was awarded a boxful of anti-venoms, how many units does each have? The answer can be calculated by multiplying the number of units per box (10) with the number of boxes (1). Thus, there will be ten units of anti-venom for each hospital.

Life is a mathematical expression. Stick to your identity and you’ll get the most desirable outcome.


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