Understanding Multiplication

Multiplication can be thought of as repeated addition.

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Multiplication: In a multiplication sentence, numbers that get multiplied are called factors, and the answer is called their product.


We read 4 X 2 = 8 as,  "4 groups of 2 equals 8"
                           or   "4 times 2 equals 8"
                           or  "the product of 4 and 2 equals 8".

Arrays and multiplication: An arrangement in rows and columns is called an array.


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