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We all know how to multiply 2 numbers together. But what if you have 3 numbers in a multiplication sum? E.g.

2 x 11 x 3

 

So how could you do this? Well, if you thought do it a sum at a time, you're right. We'd do 2 x 11 first to get

 

22 x 3.

Which you might be able to work out is 66.

 

BUT - you can swap around any of these numbers in the sum and do them in whatever order you like.

 

3 x 11 x 2

33 x 2 = 66

 

OR
 

2 x 3 x 11

6 x 11 = 66

 

It doesn't matter which order you times that 2, 3 and 11 - you'll still get the same answer! You can swap them around to make it easier - I think doing 2 x 3 x 11 is the easiest, but that's just my personal opinion.

 

Log onto Mathletics where you'll have "Multiply 3 single-digit numbers" - don't forget to swap the numbers around to make it easier if you need to!

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