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# Question Video: Recognizing Situations that can be Described Using Products of Whole Numbers Mathematics • Third Year of Primary School

William is baking pies. He wants to make 6 × 8 pies. Pick one way he could do this. [A] A tray of 6 pies and another of 8 pies. [B] 6 trays with 8 pies on each tray.

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### Video Transcript

William is baking pies. He wants to make six multiplied by eight pies. Pick one way he could do this. A tray of six pies and another of eight pies or six trays with eight pies on each tray?

Can you picture what’s happening in this question? We’ve got William who must be in the kitchen and he’s baking some pies. He knows how many he wants to bake, but he doesn’t know how to do it. We’re told that he wants to make six multiplied by eight pies. This symbol in between the number six and eight is the multiplication symbol. We could also say six times eight.

Now, for William to make six times eight pies, he’s gonna have to understand what the multiplication symbol means. We’re given two possible ways he could make his pies. Let’s sketch them quickly so we understand what they’re talking about. The first answer says that he could make a tray of six pies and then another with eight pies on it. It might look something like this. The second answer says six trays with eight pies on each tray. So, that’s six trays and then eight pies on each of them.

Now, if we look at our first picture, what can we see? We can see six pies and another eight pies. And if we were going to use a symbol in between six and eight here, we’d use the addition symbol, wouldn’t we? We’d say we have six plus eight pies. This is not the same as multiplying. But if we look at our second picture, we could say we have six groups of eight or six lots of eight or even six times eight. This is the same as multiplying, isn’t it? If William wants to make six multiplied by eight pies, we know he can do this by taking six trays with eight pies on each tray.

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