One trouble spot in multiplication is the zero (0). You should know by now that the zero is not

included in the multiplication table because any number times zero is zero.

So: 17 x 0 = 0

What is 0 x 17 = _____

Remember, the rule says that any number times zero is

; zero times

any number is

.

Here are some ways that zeros are likely to appear in multiplication.

Study each example

carefully.

(a) 2 0

(b)

53

(c)

309

10

x 203

x 256

200

159

1854

00

1545

1 0 6___

6 1 8___

1 0,7 5 9

7 9,1 0 4

See if you can solve these problems without a single mistake.

(1) 207 x 12 = ____________

(2) 214 x 800 = ___________

(3) 30,406 x 14 = ___________

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