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**Understanding Multiplication**

To master multiplication, you need to know how to add.

To review addition, see the topics Fast Addition and Addition Grouping.

**Multiplication** is repeated addition.

3 groups of 2 = 6 Addition: 2 + 2 + 2 = 6 Multiplication: 2 × 3 = 6 or 3 × 2 = 6

**Example:**

There are 12 blue squares.

2 rows of 6 blue squares = 12 blue squares, or

2 × 6 = 12

6 columns of 2 blue squares = 12 blue squares, or

6 × 2 = 12So 2 × 6 = 6 × 2 = 12

The order of how you multiply does not matter. You get the same answer.

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