6 X 7 is equal to 42! But wait! Here’s a little story about that that you’ll want to read. Especially if you’re new to multiplication.

**Before we get to the story…a bit about multiplication**

Multiplication is like adding, but instead of adding one apple at a time, we add a group of 7 apples at a time. So, 6 groups of 7 apples equals 6 times 7, or 42 apples. It’s just like counting them one by one, but faster!

Think of multiplication as repeated addition, where a number is added to itself a certain number of times. For example, 6 X 7 is the same as 7+7+7+7+7+7=42.

The symbol for multiplication is often a dot or an “x” between two numbers, such as 6 x 7 or 6*7. Another way to write multiplication is by using parentheses, such as (6)(7). But remember, it doesn’t matter which number comes first, 6 times 7 is the same as 7 times 6, both resulting in 42 apples.

To understand this math concept better, you can use visual aids like blocks or pictures to help you. For example, using six blocks or six apples, and grouping them in sets of seven can show you how 6 groups of 7 items look like. This can help you understand that 6 X 7 is the same as 6 groups of 7 items, resulting in 42 items.

And when you understand this trick, you’ll be able to do more math problems like division, fractions, and even algebra!

So next time you have 6 apples and you want to know how many you’ll have if you had 6 groups of 7 apples, don’t worry just use multiplication and you’ll get your answer in no time!

**And now, onto our story…**

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there were six little friends named One, Two, Three, Four, Five, and Six. They loved to play together and have fun, but one day they realized that they didn’t know how to multiply.

“Oh no!” said One. “We don’t know how to multiply! What are we going to do?”

“Don’t worry,” said Two. “We can learn how to multiply. It’s just like adding, but we do it a bunch of times.”

So, the six friends set out on a journey to learn how to multiply. They soon came across a wise old owl who knew all about multiplication.

“Welcome, little ones,” said the owl. “I see you’re trying to learn about multiplication. Well, it’s quite simple, really. Let’s start with the number 6. If we want to know what 6 times 7 is, we can think of it as taking 6 groups of 7.”

The friends were excited to learn more. “So, if we have 6 groups of 7,” said Three, “that means we have 6 sets of 7 things, right?”

“Exactly!” said the owl. “Now, let’s count how many things we have in total. We have 7 things in the first group, 7 things in the second group, and so on, until we have 7 things in the sixth group. So, if we add all of those groups together, we get 6 X 7, or 42!”

The friends were amazed. “Wow, that’s so easy!” said Four. “We can use this to multiply anything we want!”

“Exactly,” said the owl. “But remember, multiplication is just a shortcut for adding a number over and over again. So, instead of counting 42 apples one by one, you can just multiply 6 by 7 and know that you have 42 apples. ”

The friends thanked the owl for teaching them about multiplication. They were so excited to use their new knowledge that they ran off to play a game of “Multiplication Race” in which they multiply numbers as fast as they could.

“I win!” shouted Five. “I multiplied 8 by 9 and got 72!”

“Good job, Five!” said Six. “I multiplied 12 by 11 and got 132!”

The friends had so much fun playing and learning about multiplication. And from that day on, they were never afraid of numbers again. Because they knew that with a little bit of practice and a wise old owl to guide them, they could do anything they set their minds to.

So, that’s how 6 times 7 equals 42. It’s a fun and easy way to multiply numbers and make your math problems go away in a flash! Remember, always practice and never be afraid to ask for help! And who knows, you might even become the next wise old owl of multiplication.

The end.

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