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# how to do the short multiplication method

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I'm confused on how to do the short multiplication method?

My q was

52 x

38

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?

But, the answer is 1976, but I'm not sure how it does that?

Guest Jun 13, 2017
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$$\begin{array}{rlll}&&5&2\\\times&&3&8\\-&-&-&-\\1&5&6&0\\&4&1&6\\-&-&-&-&\\1&9&7&6\\=&=&=&=\end{array}$$

MaxWong  Jun 13, 2017
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If by short you mean doing this problem in your head then take 52 and multiply it by 30 which 1,560. Then take 52 and multiply it by 8 which is 416. Add the solutions you just got which will equate to 1,976 which is the correct answer.

Guest Jun 13, 2017

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