# How to Easily Multiply Any Number – a 4 year old can do it

I haven’t been able to verify that this is actually ‘Japanese‘, but regardless this is the easiest way to learn/do multiplication. If you can count, you can multiply.

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Hm, I tried it with 13X19 and it didn’t work… Perhaps I’m doing it wrong…

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admin– actually that’s part 2, haven’t gotten to that part yet, but I will just for you. But until then, once you have all the lines drawn you come up with 1, 12, 27 right? You carry just like in our form of math. Take the 1 from the 12 and add it to the 1 on the left, 1+1=2. Then take the 2 from the 27 and move that down to what is left of the 12, which is now just 2, 2+2=4. What you have now is 247. 13×19=247]I’v read your other posts on line multipulcation very interesting and worth exploring. One thing I do not understand from this graphic is why you do not count the intercept spots in order of placement in the ones-tens-hundreds or hundreds-tens-ones as opposed to that of the graphic’s of ones-hundreds-tens. Was this question as clear as mud? Sorry.

[eDee: To be honest I have never understood one’s place, ten’s place and so on. I have a Christian/Home school education, because of that I have had to learn Math on my own as an adult. Sorry, I can’t answer your question.]

This is fascinating…can’t wait to share this, WOW! thanks