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).

Speaking of math, rumor has it there may be at least three iPhones launching in 2013; one of which has been dubbed the "iPhone Math."