# Wikijunior:Introduction to Mathematics/Multiplying

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Multiplying is a way of adding a number many times. You use the "** × **" sign for the multiplying operation. If you have 4 apple trees and every tree has 25 apples, you have 100 apples. This is **4 × 25 = 100** or **25 + 25 + 25 + 25 = 100** in the signs of mathematics. The first way is shorter and easier to use.

Multiplying 25 by 4 is the same as adding 25, 4 times or adding 4, 25 times.

Order is not important when multiplying. **2 × 3** is the same as **3 × 2**.

## Example Questions[edit | edit source]

**1050 × 1859****120 × 11****132 × 120**