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How to multiply two numbers

Discover how **multiplications** work. Learn how to use multiplications to solve exercises.

5 + 5 + 5 equals **5 x 3. **It's 3 times 5.

The multiplication symbol is £$ \times $£ .

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Table of contents of this lesson: How to multiply two numbers

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## Multiplication as repeated additions

OSCAR HAS TO DO A LONG JUMP WORKOUT. HE JUMPS 4 SPACES FOR 2 TIMES. OSCAR IS STANDING NOW ON NUMBER 8.

4 x 2 = 8

WRITING 4 x 2 AND 4 + 4 IS THE SAME THING: THE MULTIPLICATION IS A DIFFERENT WAY TO WRITE REPEATED ADDITIONS. IF WE ADD NUMBER 4 FOR TWO TIMES, THE RESULT IS 8.

## What is a multiplication?

Oscar has 2 cages with 3 flies each. How many flies does Oscar have in total? Oscar has 6 flies in total. We did a multiplication!

3 x 2 = 6

*3 times 2 equals 6. *The multiplication symbol is £$ \times $£.

The multiplication is an operation that allows us to **repeat several times the same quantity.**

Oscar has 5 cages with 3 flies each. How many flies does he have in total?