# Question Video: Interpreting Multiplication of Whole Numbers Mathematics • 4th Grade

Select the statement that matches the following equation: 72 = 9 × 8. [A] 72 is 8 times as many as 8. [B] 8 is 9 times as many as 72. [C] 72 is 9 times as many as 9. [D] 72 is 9 times as many as 8. [E] 9 is 72 times as many as 8.

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### Video Transcript

Select the statement that matches the following equation: 72 equals nine times eight. Is it 72 is eight times as many as eight, eight is nine times as many as 72, 72 is nine times as many as nine, 72 is nine times as many as eight, or nine is 72 times as many as eight?

In this question, we have to find the statement that matches the given equation, 72 is equal to nine times eight. Well, we know that the equation begins with the number 72. And we have three statements which begin with 72. So, we can eliminate the other two statements we know they’re not correct.

Let’s look at the second part of our equation, 72 is nine times eight. That means we can eliminate this statement because it says 72 is eight times. Which of the remaining two statements is correct, 72 is nine times as many as nine or 72 is nine times as many as eight? It’s this one; 72 is nine times as many as eight. We found the statement that matches the equation. 72 is nine times as many as eight.