**Identity Property of Multiplication**

Suppose a is a nonzero real number, the **Identity Property of Multiplication** states that the product of a and 1 is equal to a, where 1 is known as the **Multiplicative Identity**. Alternatively, we can say that any nonzero number that is multiplied by 1 is equal to the number itself.

Expressing this multiplication property in an equation, we have a \times 1 = a or 1 \times a = a.