We know that multiplication is repeated addition. Let’s briefly recall what we learned about multiplication.

Consider the following:

**I. **Andrea made sandwiches for 12 people. If they shared it equally, they each got ½ a sandwich. How many sandwiches did Andrea make?

**Repeated addition:**

We know that every people get half a sandwich.

**Multiplication:**

½ × 12

= ( frac {12} {2} )

= 6

So Andrea made 6 sandwiches and shared with 12 people, each of whom got ½ a sandwich.

**II.** Doreen then poured out a few bottles of fresh orange juice among the 8 people. Each of them received ( frac {3} {4} ) a glass. How many bottles of fresh orange juice did Andrea use?

**Repeated addition:**

**Multiplication:**

× 8

= ( frac {24} {4} )

= 6

Doreen used 6 bottles of fresh orange juice.

So would you like to add more or would you rather multiply?

**III. **

In the example above, 4 is repeated 5 times. Adding the same number is called repeated addition.

**Because from the above examples we can clearly understand that multiplication is faster than repeated addition.**

Multiplication is the addition of equal groups.

If Sara has 3 cats, how can she quickly count the number of legs that 3 cats have in total?

3 groups of 4 legs; 3 times 4 = 12

If a teacher has 5 books and there are 3 teachers, how many books does he have in total?

3 times 5 = 15; 3 × 5 = 15

The ‘×’ character is used to indicate multiplication. The result of the multiplication is called the product.

**●****Multiplication is repeated addition.**

**● ****Multiplication of a fractional number by a whole number.**

**● ****Multiplication of a fraction by a fraction.**

**● ****Properties of the multiplication of fractions.**

**● ****Multiplicative inverse.**

**● ****Multiplication by fraction worksheet.**

**● ****Division of a fraction by an integer.**

**● ****Division of a fraction.**

**● ****Division of an integer by a fraction.**

**● ****Properties of the broken division.**

**● ****Fraction division worksheet.**

**● ****Simplification of fractions.**

**● ****Fraction simplification worksheet.**

**● ****Word problems when breaking.**

**● ****Fractional word problems worksheet.**

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**Multiplication is repeated addition to the HOMEPAGE**

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