Multiplication is a mathematical operation that scales one number by another (multiplying – sign: x). It replaces addition of a large quantity of numbers in a row. Multiplying is a math operation that is opposite of division. For example: you can substitute the mathematical expression 5+5+5+5 with 5×4 (the number 5 multiplied with the number of times it has appeared in a row).
Multiplication has several properties. When a number is multiplied with the number 1, the product (the result of multiplication) is the same as that number. When a number is multiplied with zero, the product is always zero. When a number is multiplied with negative one, the result is the negative version of that number. It also has properties of commutativity, associativity and distributivity.
The commutative and associative properties are similar to those properties in addition. Distributivity applies when addition and multiplication are combined, as they are in this example:
a * (b + c) = a * b + a * c
A very important thing to remember is that the order of importance of multiplication is always greater than the order of importace of addition or subtraction. You first multiply the numbers (where there is need for that) and them add or subtract them. Here is an example:
5 * 4 + 3 = 20 + 3 = 23
The single exception to the rule is that addition or subtraction has priority over multiplication when the numbers that need to be added and the operator are in brackets, and the operator of multiplication is not.
Multiplying exams for teachers
Exam Name 
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Positive integers

Multiplying positive integers – very easy 
78 kB 
3055 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive integers – easy 
143 kB 
3070 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive integers – medium 
166.3 kB 
3360 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive integers – mediumhard 
173.1 kB 
2818 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive integers – hard 
561.5 kB 
2214 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive integers – very hard 
571.8 kB 
2430 
September 3, 2019 
Positive decimals

Multiplying positive decimals – very easy 
554.5 kB 
2060 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive decimals – easy 
555.5 kB 
2050 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive decimals – medium 
579.2 kB 
1881 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive decimals – mediumhard 
580.2 kB 
1689 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive decimals – hard 
569.5 kB 
1863 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive decimals – very hard 
567.2 kB 
1695 
September 3, 2019 
Positive fractions

Multiplying positive fractions – very hard 
567.2 kB 
1695 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive fractions – very easy 
172.7 kB 
2508 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive fractions – easy 
188.9 kB 
2337 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive fractions – medium 
577.2 kB 
1907 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive fractions – mediumhard 
591.9 kB 
1684 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive fractions – hard 
575.7 kB 
1692 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive fractions – very hard 
581 kB 
1663 
September 3, 2019 
Positive mixed numbers

Multiplying positive mixed numbers – very easy 
176.8 kB 
1861 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive mixed numbers – easy 
209.8 kB 
1886 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive mixed numbers – medium 
585.6 kB 
1722 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive mixed numbers – mediumhard 
592.9 kB 
1631 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive mixed numbers – hard 
589.3 kB 
1650 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive mixed numbers – very hard 
596.6 kB 
1615 
September 3, 2019 
Positive improper fractions

Multiplying positive improper fractions – very easy 
166 kB 
1646 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive improper fractions – easy 
169.9 kB 
1756 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive improper fractions – medium 
571.6 kB 
1652 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive improper fractions – mediumhard 
569.5 kB 
1592 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive improper fractions – hard 
560.5 kB 
1543 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive improper fractions – very hard 
571.8 kB 
1610 
September 3, 2019 
Non positive integers

Multiplying integers – very easy 
137.9 kB 
2234 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying integers – easy 
143.6 kB 
2289 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying integers – medium 
173.3 kB 
2241 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying integers – mediumhard 
173.5 kB 
2083 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying integers – hard 
565.9 kB 
1865 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying integers – very hard 
568 kB 
1759 
September 3, 2019 
Non positive decimals

Multiplying decimals – very easy 
186.6 kB 
2107 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying decimals – easy 
187 kB 
2226 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying decimals – medium 
578.8 kB 
1740 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying decimals – mediumhard 
577 kB 
1637 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying decimals – hard 
564.9 kB 
1706 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying decimals – very hard 
567.9 kB 
1615 
September 3, 2019 
Non positive fractions

Multiplying fractions – very easy 
179.6 kB 
1765 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying fractions – easy 
186.7 kB 
2005 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying fractions – medium 
583.8 kB 
1735 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying fractions – mediumhard 
589 kB 
1622 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying fractions – hard 
588 kB 
1527 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying fractions – very hard 
594.9 kB 
1545 
September 3, 2019 
Non positive mixed numbers

Multiplying mixed numbers – very easy 
192.9 kB 
1587 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying mixed numbers – easy 
209 kB 
1750 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying mixed numbers – medium 
594.7 kB 
1617 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying mixed numbers – mediumhard 
602.2 kB 
1455 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying mixed numbers – hard 
586.3 kB 
1484 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying mixed numbers – very hard 
591.3 kB 
1466 
September 3, 2019 
Non positive improper fractions

Multiplying improper fractions – very easy 
171.2 kB 
1518 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying improper fractions – easy 
174 kB 
1555 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying improper fractions – medium 
574.7 kB 
1521 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying improper fractions – mediumhard 
573.9 kB 
1438 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying improper fractions – hard 
570.7 kB 
1450 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying improper fractions – very hard 
577.4 kB 
1451 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying worksheets for students
Worksheet Name 
File Size 
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Positive

Multiplying positive integers 
496.1 kB 
2575 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive decimals 
51.8 kB 
1903 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive fractions 
632.1 kB 
1695 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive mixed numbers 
637.8 kB 
1892 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying positive improper fractions 
594.6 kB 
1503 
September 3, 2019 
Non positive

Multiplying integers 
166.8 kB 
1940 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying decimals 
246.3 kB 
1759 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying fractions 
393.1 kB 
1770 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying mixed numbers 
412.4 kB 
1648 
September 3, 2019 
Multiplying improper fractions 
334.1 kB 
1541 
September 3, 2019 