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Basic Multiplication Lesson 5: Number 5

Here's an easy example:

5
×
1
=
5
 
          
×
  
=
          
 
   MediumOrchid Box   DarkOrchid Box   Plum Box   DarkSeaGreen Box   SkyBlue Box  times     Black Box Box  equals     OliveDrab Box   MediumOrchid Box   DarkOrchid Box   Plum Box   DarkSeaGreen Box

We start with five boxes, multiply by one box, and now still have five boxes.


Here's another example:

5
×
2
=
10
 
          
×
    
=
                    
 
   Empty Box   Peru Box   Purple Box   MediumSeaGreen Box   Brown Box  times     Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     Empty Box   Peru Box   Purple Box   MediumSeaGreen Box   Brown Box   Empty Box   Peru Box   Purple Box   MediumSeaGreen Box   Brown Box

We start with five boxes, multiply by two boxes, and now have ten boxes. We take our five boxes two times to get ten boxes:

          

          

   Empty Box   Peru Box   Purple Box   MediumSeaGreen Box   Brown Box    Empty Box   Peru Box   Purple Box   MediumSeaGreen Box   Brown Box

Try this problem.

5
×
3
=
 
          
×
      
=
                              
 
   Magenta Box   Violet Box   MediumVioletRed Box   RoyalBlue Box   PowderBlue Box  timres     Black Box Box   Black Box Box   Black Box Box  equals     Magenta Box   Violet Box   MediumVioletRed Box   RoyalBlue Box   PowderBlue Box   Magenta Box   Violet Box   MediumVioletRed Box   RoyalBlue Box   PowderBlue Box   Magenta Box   Violet Box   MediumVioletRed Box   RoyalBlue Box   PowderBlue Box

We start with five boxes, multiply by three boxes, and now have fifteen boxes. We take our five boxes three times to get fifteen boxes:

          

          

          

   Magenta Box   Violet Box   MediumVioletRed Box   RoyalBlue Box   PowderBlue Box    Magenta Box   Violet Box   MediumVioletRed Box   RoyalBlue Box   PowderBlue Box    Magenta Box   Violet Box   MediumVioletRed Box   RoyalBlue Box   PowderBlue Box

In order to do basic multiplication, you must memorize some equations but fear not: FoxyMath will help you! When you are finished with this lesson, you will know the following equations:

5×1 = 5
5×2 = 10
5×3 = 15
5×4 = 20
5×5 = 25
5×6 = 30
5×7 = 35
5×8 = 40
5×9 = 45
5×10 = 50
5×11 = 55
5×12 = 60


The following exercise will help you learn the above equations and what they mean. Please take your time: take whatever time you need to learn the material.

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