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Multiplication

 

Multiplication is a quick form of addition.  By multiplying number together, you are really adding a series of one number to itself.  For example, you can add 2 plus 2.  You can also multiply 2 times 2. Both 2 plus 2 and 2 times 2 equal 4. So 2 + 2 = 4 & 2 x 2 = 4

 

But what if you wanted to calculate the number of days in five weeks? You could add 7 days + 7 days + 7 days + 7 days + 7 days or you could multiply 7 days times 5. Either ways you arrive at 35, the number of days in five weeks.  So 7 + 7 + 7 + 7 + 7 = 35 &

5 x 7 = 35.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although multiplication is related to addition, the parts of multiplication are known as multiplicands and multipliers, and the result is called a product.