How can you use a pattern to find the product of 5x12

To solve the math problem 5 x 12, you can break it down into a pattern of 5s, or a pattern of 12s.

In simple terms you can say that 5 x 12 is:
12 + 12 + 12 + 12 + 12

  • or

5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5

Using words you could say that the equation is asking for a pattern of five twelves (or twelve fives, they are equal).

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Updated on Tuesday, January 22 2013 at 01:19AM EST
Collection: multiples