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Writing it down: the grid method

When you use the grid method, you break up the number into hundreds, tens and units. Multiply each separately and then add the answers together.

For example, 327 x 6Grid method example: 327 x 6

For example, 246 x 3Grid method example: 246 x 3

For example, 248 x 58Grid method exaple 248 x 58

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