# Question #94a46

Jan 6, 2017

$1$ is the multiplicative identity.

#### Explanation:

The property being demonstrated is a property of the number $1$, namely that it is the multiplicative identity. This means that the product of any number $x$ and $1$ will be $x$, i.e.

$x \times 1 = 1 \times x = x$ for any $x$

A similar property is that $0$ is the additive identity, as

$0 + x = x + 0 = x$ for any $x$