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Multiplication Class 4 Notes Maths

What is Multiplication?

Multiplication Class 4 Notes Maths

Multiplication is a basic arithmetic operation that combines two numbers to find their product. It is often denoted by the symbol "×" or "*", and the result is called the product. In multiplication, the numbers being multiplied are called factors. 

Multiplication is a way of adding the same number many times. 
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For example, if you have 3 groups of 4 apples, you can add 4 + 4 + 4 to get 12 apples. But there is another way to write this. You can multiply 3 by 4, which means 3 groups of 4. You write it like this: 3 x 4. 

We know that multiplication is repeated addition.
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  • The number which is to be repeated or multiplied is called the multiplicand
  • The number which expresses how often the multiplicand is repeated is called the multiplier.

Multiplier times multiplicand = Product

Question for Chapter Notes: Multiplication
Try yourself:In "Multiplier times multiplicand = Product," what is the multiplicand?
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Multiplication is also used to find the number of objects in an array.
(An array is a group of objects or symbols arranged in columns and rows.)

Example: Find the number of squares on this chess board.
Chess BoardChess Board

You can Count the squares but that would be a long method. There is an easy way to do this. just count the number of rows and number of columns and multiply them.

Multiplication fact for the given array

8 Rows & 8 Columns in the above chess board:

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=> Total number of squares in a chessboard = 8 x 8 = 64

Properties of Multiplication

There are five main properties of multiplication which are as follows:

1. Order Property(Commutative Property)
Two numbers can be multiplied in any order. The product remains the same.

Multiplication Class 4 Notes MathsExamples:

  • 6 × 5 = 5 × 6 = 30;
  • 12 × 3 = 3 × 12 = 36.


2. Grouping Property(Associative Property)
The product of three or more numbers remains the same, even if we change the grouping of numbers.
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Example:

  • (4 × 6) × 3 = 24 × 3 = 72;
  • 4 × (6 × 3) = 4 × 18 = 72;
  • (4 × 3) × 6 = 4 × (6 × 3) = 72.


3. Multiplication by 1(Identity Property)
If we multiply a number by 1, the product is the number itself.
Multiplication Class 4 Notes MathsExamples:

  • 7 × 1 = 7;
  • 6 × 1 = 6;
  • 9 × 1 = 9;
  • 18 × 1 = 1 × 18 = 18.


4. Multiplication by 0(Zero Property)
If we multiply a number by 0, the product is 0.
Multiplication Class 4 Notes MathsExamples:

  • 0 × 6 = 0;
  • 7 × 0 = 0;
  • 0 × 17 = 17 × 0 = 0.


5. Distributive Property of Multiplication over Addition

a×(b+c)=(a×b)+(a×c)

When you multiply a number (a) by the sum of two other numbers (b and c), it is equivalent to the sum of the products of a multiplied by each of those two numbers separately.

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For example, if each of the five children buys a pencil and an eraser. How much money did they spend altogether?
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You might also think that each child pays 12 rupees for a pencil, so they spend 5 × 12 rupees for a pencil. Each child pays 5 rupees for an eraser, so they spend 5 × 5 rupees for the erasers. The children spend (5 × 12) + (5 × 5) rupees altogether.
Is the same amount of money spent in each case?
Yes, Since 5 × 17 = 5 × (12 + 5) = (5 × 12) + (5 × 5) = 60 + 25 = 85

Question for Chapter Notes: Multiplication
Try yourself:Which property of multiplication is illustrated by the equation (3 × 4) × 5 = 3 × (4 × 5)?
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Multiplication Table

A multiplication table is a table where you can find the products of multiplying two numbers from 1 to a certain limit.  
The multiplication table from 1 to 20 is given below.
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You can read the table as shown by the color lines.
Thus, 4 × 5 = 20, 7 × 5 = 35, 7 × 7 = 49, 18 × 9 = 162.

Multiplying by 10, 100, 1000

Study the following multiplication facts.
Multiplication Class 4 Notes MathsWhat do you observe?
We observe that

  1. To multiply a number by 10, put 1 zero on the right of the given number.
  2. To multiply a number by 100, put 2 zeros on the right of the given number.
  3. To multiply a number by 1000, put 3 zeros on the right of the given number.
  4. To multiply a number by 10000, put 4 zeros on the right of the given number.
  5. To multiply by 10,0000, put 5 zeros on the right of the given number, and so on.

Multiplying by a Multiple of 10, 100, 1000

Observe the following:

  • 387 × 30 = 387 × 3 × 10 = (387 × 3) × 10 = 1161 × 10 = 11610
  • 609 × 50 = 609 × 5 × 10 = (609 × 5) × 10 = 3045 × 10 = 30450
  • 1821 × 800 = 1821 × 8 × 100 = (1821 × 8) × 100 = 14568 × 100 = 1456800
  • 120 × 900 = 12 × 10 × 9 × 100 = (12 × 9) × (10 × 100) = 108 × 1000 = 108000

What do you observe?

Multiply the non-zero factors. Put as many zeros at the end of the product as the number of zeros at the end of the factors.

Multiplication by a 1-Digit Multiplier

Example 1: Multiply 4872 by 4.

Sol: We proceed as per these steps:
Step 1: Arrange the multiplicand and multiplier, as shown.
Step 2: Multiply the ones.
Step 3: Multiply tens, regroup and carry.
Step 4: Multiply hundreds, regroup and carry.
Step 5: Multiply thousands.
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Multiplication by a 2-Digit Multiplier

Example: Multiply 137 by 23.

Sol: We have,
137 × 23 = 137 × (20 + 3)
               = 137 × 20 + 137 × 3
               = 2740 + 411 = 3151.
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Example: Multiply 3598 by 67.

Sol: 3598 × 67 = 3598 × (60 + 7) = 3598 × 60 + 3598  × 7
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Problems Based on Real-Life Situations

Example: Ashok ordered 32 gross pencils for the school. How many pencils were ordered?

Sol: 1 Gross = 144
So, 32 gross pencils = 144 × 32 = 4608
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So, Ashok ordered 4608 pencils.

Example: A cricket stadium has 456 rows with 20 seats in each row. How many seats are there in the stadium?

Sol: Number of seats in each row = 20
Number of rows = 456
Total number of seats = 456 × 20 = 9120
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Then, there are 9120 seats in the stadium.

Multiplication by a 3-Digit Multiplier

Example: Multiply 256 by 248.

Sol: 256 × 248 = 256 × (200 + 40 + 8)
Step 1: Multiply 256 by 8.
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Step 2: Multiply 256 by 40.
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Step 3: Multiply 256 by 200.
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Step 4: Add the above three products.
2048 + 10240 + 51200 = 63488.
Short Method:
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Example: Multiply 656 by 203.

Sol:

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Example: Multiply 432 by 350.

Sol:

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∴ 432 × 350 = 151200.

Example: Multiply 1038 × 809.

Sol:

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∴ 1038 × 809 = 839742.

Problems Based on Real-Life Situations

Example: A baker bakes 765 cakes in a day. How many cakes does he bake in a normal year?

Sol: 

Number of cakes baked in a day = 765
Number of cakes baked in a year = (765 × 365)
                                         1 year = 365 days = 279225
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∴ Thus, the baker bakes 2,79,225 cakes in a year.

Question for Chapter Notes: Multiplication
Try yourself:What is the result of 123 × 45?
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Estimating Products

When we give an approximate answer close to the exact answer, we are estimating.

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Let us understand this with an example. Mr Das wants to buy the toys shown below for his daughter Kiran. He would like to know approximately how much the toys will cost him. Here, he wants to know the approximate cost.
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We round off the numbers and then estimate the product. Here, the cost of the three toys is 3 × ₹ 86.
Rounding up 86 to 90, the estimated cost = 3 × ₹ 90 = ₹ 270.

Example: Estimate the product 38 × 44.

Sol:

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Actual product = 38 × 44 = 1672

By approximation, the product obtained is 1600.

Example: Estimate the product 516 × 393 to the nearest
(a) tens
(b) hundreds

Sol:

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Actual product = 516 × 393 = 202788
However, 520 × 390 involves more calculations than 500 × 400.

From the above results, we see that rounding off to the nearest ten produces a closer approximation of the exact product than rounding off to the nearest hundred.

Edurev Tips: To estimate a product, we round off the multiplier and the multiplicand to the nearest ten, hundred or thousand, whichever is more convenient. Then, multiply the rounded numbers to get the estimated product.

Question for Chapter Notes: Multiplication
Try yourself: Which of the following is the best estimate for the product of 78 and 37?
 
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FAQs on Multiplication Class 4 Notes Maths

1. What is the concept of multiplication?
Ans. Multiplication is a mathematical operation that involves combining equal groups or sets to find the total quantity. It is represented by the symbol "x" or "*", and it is the process of adding a number to itself a certain number of times.
2. How can multiplying by 10, 100, or 1000 be simplified?
Ans. When multiplying by 10, 100, or 1000, you can simply shift the decimal point to the right by one, two, or three places, respectively, in the original number to get the result.
3. What are some properties of multiplication?
Ans. Some properties of multiplication include the commutative property (changing the order of the numbers does not change the product), the associative property (changing the grouping of numbers does not change the product), and the distributive property (multiplication distributes over addition).
4. How do you estimate products in multiplication?
Ans. To estimate products in multiplication, you can round the numbers to the nearest place value and then multiply the rounded numbers together to get an approximate product. This can help in getting a quick estimate of the final result.
5. What are some tips for multiplying by multi-digit multipliers?
Ans. When multiplying by multi-digit multipliers, it is helpful to break down the multiplication into smaller steps, such as multiplying each digit of the multiplier with the multiplicand separately and then adding the results together. This can make the process easier and more manageable.
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