Date: Fri, 18 Nov 1994 08:24:43 -0800 (PST) From: "D'Ann James Douglas" Subject: Question If you are multiplying three sets of 8 do you write the problem 8 3 x3 or x8 Thank you, Linda Mrs. Douglas' Class Sallie Curtis Elem Beaumont, Texas
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 1994 20:06:18 +0000 From: Elizabeth Weber Subject: Re: Question Hi Linda! Thanks for writing to Dr. Math. Whether you write "a set of eight, three times" or "three times a set of eight" isn't important; they mean the same thing, and you get the same answer either way. So, I guess the answer to your question is that it doesn't matter. -Elizabeth, math doctor on duty
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