A multiplication table is a list of multiples of a number. In other words, it shows the product of one number with other numbers. So, how do we get a multiplication table? We can obtain a multiplication table by multiplying the given number with whole numbers.
What is multiplication?
The process of finding out the product between two or more numbers is called multiplication. The result thus obtained is called the product. Suppose you buy 6 pens on one day and 6 pens on the next day. Total pens you bought are now 2 times 6 or 6 + 6 = 12.
This can also be written as 2 x 6 = 12
Not the symbol used for multiplication. The symbol (x) is generally used to represent multiplication. Other common symbols that are used for multiplication are the asterisk (*) and dot (.)
What is a multiplication chart?
A multiplication chart is a table that shows the products of two numbers. Usually, one set of numbers is written on the left column and another set is written as the top row. The products are listed as a rectangular array of numbers.
Let us consider an example.
Below we have a multiplication chart for numbers 1 to 10
How to read a multiplication chart?
The following steps are followed for reading a multiplication chart –
Choose the first number from the numbers listed in the top-most row and the second number from the left-most column.
Starting from the first number move towards the right and starting from the second number move towards down. The square where the two numbers meet shows the product of these two numbers.
Let us understand it through an example.
Suppose we wish to find the product of 6 x 5 using a multiplication chart.
Let us choose 6 from the left most column and 5 from the top most row. Now we will mark their intersection point on the chart. We will have –
We can see from above that their intersection point on the multiplication chart is 30. Hence, 6 x 5 = 30
Let us now learn the multiplication table from 2 to 20.
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