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    Multiplication is a shorthand notation in arithmetic, to avoid lengthy addition problems. For example, $3+3+3+3+3+3+3+3+3+3+3+3+3+3$ can be written as $3 \times 14$, which tells us that $14$ $3$s are to be added together. As the numbers involved get bigger, the shorthand becomes more and more useful.

  • Example of use

    $5 \times 8 = 40$
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