## What is Multiplication?

Multiplication is a short way of adding equal numbers repeatedly. We use the sign asterisk ‘*’ or dot ‘·’ and cross ‘x’ for multiplication.

Take 3 groups of 2 balls each.

How many balls are there in all? clearly,6.

Thus, 2 taken 3 times makes 6.

We write it as 2 x 3 = 6

We say that 2 multiplied by 3 gives 6.

2 x 3 = 6 is a multiplication fact.