# Multiplication Table of 2

Repeated addition by 2’s means the multiplication table of 2.

(i) When there are 5 bunches of 2 apples in each bunch.

By repeated addition we can show 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 10

Then, two 5 times or 5 tows

5 × 2 = 10

Therefore, there are 10 apples.

(ii) When there are 9 packets of 2 chocolates in each packet.

By repeated addition we can show 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 18

Then, two 9 times or 9 tows

9 × 2 = 18

Therefore, there are 18 chocolates.

We will learn how to use the number line for counting the multiplication table of 2.

(i) Start at 0. Hop 2, three times. Stop at 6.

3 twos are 6         3 × 2 = 6

(ii) Start at 0. Hop 2, four times.

Stop at ____. Thus, it will be 8

4 twos are 8         4 × 2 = 8

(iii) Start at 0. Hop 2 nine times.

Stop at ____. Thus, it will be 18

9 twos are 18         9 × 2 = 18

How to read and write the table of 2?

The above diagram will help us to read and write the 2 times table.

 Read 1 two is 2 2 twos are 4 3 twos are 6 4 twos are 8 5 twos are 10 6 twos are 12 7 twos are 14 8 twos are 16 9 twos are 18 10 twos are 20 11 twos are 21 12 twos are 24 Write 1 × 2 = 2 2 × 2 = 4 3 × 2 = 6 4 × 2 = 8 5 × 2 = 10 6 × 2 = 12 7 × 2 = 14 8 × 2 = 16 9 × 2 = 18 10 × 2 = 20 11 × 2 = 22 12 × 2 = 24

Now we will learn how to do forward counting and backward counting by 2’s.

Forward counting by 2’s: 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, ……

Backward counting by 2’s: ……, 50, 48, 46, 44, 42, 40, 38, 36, 34, 32, 30, 28, 26, 24, 22, 20, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, 0.

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