# How can I multiply a group of numbers?

## How can I multiply a group of numbers?

There are two different ways to multiply a group of numbers by another number.

You could multiply each number separately and then add them together

Or you could add the numbers together first and then multiply.

## Example

How much is two groups of three and two groups of four put together?

You can do this as 2 x 3 = 6 and 2 x 4 = 8.

Then add these together.

6 + 8 = 14

You can also do this by adding first. 3 + 4 = 7.

Then multiply 2 x 7 = 14

The answer is the same, so use whichever way seems better for you.