Name: Marty elementary paraeducator This is a curiosity question. When multiplying do you put the number you are multiplying by on the top or the bottom. Example if you are multiplying by 6's would you write the problem x 2 x 6 Since 2 times 6 and 6 times 2 are both 12, mathematically it doesn't matter which order you use. However if you asked me to multiply five by six I would probably write 5 x 6 or x 6
Likewise for multiplying a two digit number and a one digit number, the product is the same regardless of the order. The procedure
gives the same result as Here I would choose to write the two digit number above the one digit number as carrying out the procedure is easier than with the one digit number on top. Cheers, Penny
