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# What is the answer to a multiplication problem called?

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The solution to a multiplication problem is called the "product." For example, the product of 2 and 3 is 6. When the word "product" appears in a mathematical word problem, it is a sign that multiplication is necessary.

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Each of the four basic arithmetical operations has a special term indicating the result. For addition, the word is "sum," for subtraction it is "difference," and for division it is "quotient." The word product comes from the Latin word "producere," meaning to "bring forth" or "draw out." The word quotient comes from the Latin word "quotiens," meaning "how many times." The word sum is also from Latin and is short for "summus," meaning "highest."

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You can find printable multiplication charts online on MathWorksheets4kids.com. On the left-hand side of the homepage, click on "Multiplication" under the heading "Basic Topics." Then click on "Multiplication Tables and Charts."

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A partial product multiplication algorithm is the process in which each part of one number is multiplied by each part of another number, after which the products are added together. An understanding of place value is necessary to use this algorithm, and the largest numbers are multiplied first.

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To perform partial product multiplication, you use the distributive property of numbers, multiplying each digit of a number by each digit of the other number and adding the results while taking the place value of each digit into account. One of the most common types of multiplication problems involves a pair of two-digit numbers. When working with these problems, add a total of four partial products.