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Nov16

# What Multiplication Is and Multiplication Tables

We are going to explain the different mathematical operations throughout different posts.

In today’s post, we are going to review what multiplication is and take a look at different multiplication tables.

### What is multiplication?

Multiplication is a fast way to add when the same number is repeated.

For example, if we have 3 boxes with 2 balls in each one, how many balls do we have in total? We could add 2 balls + 2 balls + 2 balls = 6 balls, or we could multiply 3 identical groups that have 2 balls each

## 2+2+2 = 3×2 = 6

Let’s look at a different example where we have to calculate the total amount of legs there are if we consider 5 horses: How would you solve this problem? We have 5 horses, and each one has 4 legs. So, we need 5 equal groups of 4:

## 4+4+4+4+4= 4×5 = 20

There are a total of 20 legs.

### Multiplication tables for the numbers 1 to 9 If you want to practice lots of multiplication exercises, register in Smartick and try it for free!

And if you want to learn some multiplication tables tricks, you can review our previous post.