ANSWER: 9 x 9 = 81

This example will show you the multiplication procedure one step at a time.

Multiply 232 by 3

(Also written 232 times 3, 232 x 3, or (232)(3))

2 3 2 Multiplicand

Step 1. Set the multiplier down under the number

x

3 Multiplier

to be multiplied. Put the multiplier under

6 9 6 Product

the units digit of the multiplicand.

Step 2. Draw a line and start to multiply with the

first (units) digit of the multiplicand.

3x2= 6

put down 6 under 2

3x3= 9

put down 9 under 3

3x2= 6

put down _ under 2

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