# How can adding help me multiply?

## How can adding help you multiply?

Try thinking of multiplying as adding the same number together over and over again.

### Multiplying by 2.

2 times something is the same as adding 2 things together.

2 x 3 is the same as 3 + 3. The answer is 6.

### What about 3?

3 times something is the same as adding 3 things together.

3 x 4 is the same as 4 + 4 + 4. The answer is 12.

Multiplying by any number is the same as adding things that number of times.