Math K-Plus
A simple example will be used to explain these definitions. Let's answer the question with an example. Jimmie's uncle Joe gives him two bags of peaches. Each bag has three peaches. How many peaches in total are there? Bag one has three peaches: Bag two also has three peaches: The total number of peaches is six:
As you can see, instead of adding three two times we used a short cut and called it multiplication.