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There are five bananas in one bunch.
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Eight multiplied by five is the total number of bananas in what bunches?
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The first fact that we’re told in this question is that there are five bananas in one bunch.
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We’re given a picture to help us.
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And if you count them, you’ll see that there are five.
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In a way, we can think about this bunch of bananas as being a group of bananas.
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We’ve then got a sentence that we need to complete.
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It is “eight multiplied by five is the total number of bananas in what bunches.”
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Can you see an interesting symbol in this sentence?
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It’s in between the number eight and the number five, isn’t it?
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And it looks like a small letter x.
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It is not a letter x at all though.
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This is the multiplication symbol.
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And when we write it in between the numbers eight and five like this, we could say eight multiplied by five, eight times five, eight lots of five.
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These are all ways of saying the same thing.
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As we’ve said already, our bunch of bananas is really a group of five.
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So what do you think eight times five means if we’re talking about bananas?
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It means eight lots of five bananas, doesn’t it?
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And because there are five bananas in a bunch, we know that it means eight bunches of bananas.
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Eight multiplied by five is the total number of bananas in eight bunches.