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A woman bought 6 bags of oranges, where each bag weighed 7 kilograms. How many kilograms of oranges did she buy?

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A woman bought six bags of oranges, where each bag weighed seven kilograms. How many kilograms of oranges did she buy?

Let’s start by highlighting what we know. We know that the woman bought six bags of oranges. We also know that each of the bags weighed seven kilograms. Our question is asking how many kilograms of oranges did she buy? It wants the total number of kilograms for the six bags.

Now, we could use repeated addition. Add seven plus seven plus seven plus seven plus seven. But we know that repeated addition is the same thing as multiplication. So, instead of adding seven plus itself six times, we can multiply six bags times seven kilograms each. We can say six times seven. Six times seven is 42.

The woman must have purchased 42 kilograms of oranges.

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