Language:

Being able to list a bunch of numbers or knowing the answers to all the multiplications isn’t enough in and of itself. You also need to be able to know which multiplications give you a specific answers. For that reason, you need to learn which multiplications are connected to each of the different answers in the times tables.

Video Crash Courses

Want to watch animated videos and solve interactive exercises about the times tables? Click here to try Video Crash Courses!

Example 1

**Which factors in the times tables make up the product 24? **

The product 24 can be written as the following multiplications from the times tables: $$\begin{array}{llll}\hfill 24& =4\cdot 6\phantom{\rule{2em}{0ex}}& \hfill & \phantom{\rule{2em}{0ex}}\\ \hfill & =6\cdot 4\phantom{\rule{2em}{0ex}}& \hfill & \phantom{\rule{2em}{0ex}}\\ \hfill & =3\cdot 8\phantom{\rule{2em}{0ex}}& \hfill & \phantom{\rule{2em}{0ex}}\\ \hfill & =8\cdot 3\phantom{\rule{2em}{0ex}}& \hfill & \phantom{\rule{2em}{0ex}}\end{array}$$

Example 2

**Which factors in the times tables give you the product 36? **

The product 36 can be written as the following multiplications from the times tables: $$\begin{array}{llll}\hfill 36& =4\cdot 9\phantom{\rule{2em}{0ex}}& \hfill & \phantom{\rule{2em}{0ex}}\\ \hfill & =9\cdot 4\phantom{\rule{2em}{0ex}}& \hfill & \phantom{\rule{2em}{0ex}}\\ \hfill & =6\cdot 6\phantom{\rule{2em}{0ex}}& \hfill & \phantom{\rule{2em}{0ex}}\end{array}$$

Example 3

**Which factors in the times tables give you the product 30? **

The product 30 can be written as a multiplication of the following numbers: $$\begin{array}{llll}\hfill 30& =5\cdot 6\phantom{\rule{2em}{0ex}}& \hfill & \phantom{\rule{2em}{0ex}}\\ \hfill & =6\cdot 5\phantom{\rule{2em}{0ex}}& \hfill & \phantom{\rule{2em}{0ex}}\\ \hfill & =3\cdot 10\phantom{\rule{2em}{0ex}}& \hfill & \phantom{\rule{2em}{0ex}}\\ \hfill & =10\cdot 3\phantom{\rule{2em}{0ex}}& \hfill & \phantom{\rule{2em}{0ex}}\end{array}$$

Example 4

**Which factors in the times tables give you the product 64? **

The product 64 can be written as the multiplication of the following numbers from the times tables:

$$64=8\cdot 8$$ |

Example 5

**Which factors in the times tables give you the product 18? **

The product 18 can be written as the multiplication of the following numbers from the times tables: $$\begin{array}{llll}\hfill 18& =2\cdot 9\phantom{\rule{2em}{0ex}}& \hfill & \phantom{\rule{2em}{0ex}}\\ \hfill & =9\cdot 2\phantom{\rule{2em}{0ex}}& \hfill & \phantom{\rule{2em}{0ex}}\\ \hfill & =3\cdot 6\phantom{\rule{2em}{0ex}}& \hfill & \phantom{\rule{2em}{0ex}}\\ \hfill & =6\cdot 3\phantom{\rule{2em}{0ex}}& \hfill & \phantom{\rule{2em}{0ex}}\end{array}$$