Multiplication and Division are Related

Does multiplication and division are related?

Yes, multiplication and division both are related to each other.

A few examples are given are given below to show how they are related to each other.

(i) The picture shows 6 cats arranged in groups of 2.

It shows a multiplication fact: 3 × 2 = 6

It shows a division fact: 6 ÷ 2 = 3

From the multiplication fact 2 × 3 = 6, we get the division fact 6 ÷ 3 = 2

Multiplication and Division are Related

(ii) The picture shows 10 bears arranged in groups of 2.

It shows a multiplication fact: 5 × 2 = 10

It shows a division fact: 10 ÷ 2 = 5

From the multiplication fact 2 × 5 = 10, we get the division fact 10 ÷ 5 = 2

Division and Multiplication are Related

Multiplication Fact

2 × 3 = 6


3 × 2 = 6


5 × 6 = 30


6 × 5 = 30


8 × 7 = 56


7 × 8 = 56


9 × 4 = 36


4 × 9 = 36


7 × 7 = 49

Division Fact

6 ÷ 3 = 2


6 ÷ 2 = 3


30 ÷ 6 = 5


30 ÷ 5 = 6


56 ÷ 7 = 8


56 ÷ 8 = 7


36 ÷ 4 = 9


36 ÷ 9 = 4


49 ÷ 7 = 7

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Division

So, from the multiplication fact and division fact we came to the conclusion that they are related to each other.




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