SSAT Elementary Level Math : How to multiply

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Example Question #1 : How To Multiply

\dpi{100} 12\times 3=

Possible Answers:

\dpi{100} 15

\dpi{100} 16

\dpi{100} 36

\dpi{100} 9

Correct answer:

\dpi{100} 36

Explanation:

Write 12 down. Then write the 3 below the 2 in 12.

Multiply the bottom number with the top numbers, starting on the right:

\dpi{100} 3\times 2=6

\dpi{100} 3\times 1=3

The answer is 36.

Example Question #1 : How To Multiply

Fill in the blank to make a true statement:

 

 ______________

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

By the order of operations, multiplication comes before addition.

Example Question #2 : How To Multiply

Find the product of 14 and 3.

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the product, we need to multiply.

Another way to solve is to add up three groups of 14.

Example Question #4 : How To Multiply

Sally ate three sandwiches each day from Monday to Friday. How many sandwiches did she eat in all?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Every day Sally eats 3 sandwiches, so we will multiply 3 by the number of days.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday is five days.

Another way to solve is to add the number of sandwiches each day for five days.

Example Question #5 : How To Multiply

Find the missing number in the series.

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The series is increasing, and shows the sequence of of perfect squares. Each term is equal to a number times itself.

This missing number will be equal to five times five.

Example Question #6 : How To Multiply

If Greg eats 4 apples a day, how many apples will he have eaten in one week (7 days)?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

You multiply the number of apples he eats a day by the number of days. So it is

 apples.

Example Question #7 : How To Multiply

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

When you multiply the two values, you get 391.

Example Question #8 : How To Multiply

If Carol has to drive 60mph for 4 hours to reach her friend's house, how far is her friend's house?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

so

Example Question #9 : How To Multiply

place the following in order from greatest to least:

 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

 is negative, so  will be smaller than  and .

 is a decimal, so it will have greater magnitude than  (which will make it smaller, since they are both negative).

 is a decimal so  will have greater magnitude than  (which will make it greater, since they are both positive).

Example Question #10 : How To Multiply

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

  

 

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