# Properties of matrix multiplication - Matrices

### Properties of matrix multiplication

In this section, we will learn about the properties of matrix to matrix multiplication. These properties include the associative property, distributive property, zero and identity matrix property, and the dimension property. You will notice that the commutative property fails for matrix to matrix multiplication. Lastly, you will also learn that multiplying a matrix with another matrix is not always defined. The product of the two matrices is only defined if the number of columns in the first matrix is equal to the number of rows in the second matrix.