Posted by **Cody** on Monday, August 31, 2009 at 7:33pm.

Could someone explain what multiplication comparisons are? An example of the problem is:

Northview bought 6 computers

Southview bought 2 computers

Using multiplication, compare the number of computers the two schools bought. Express the comparison 2 ways.

Please help

- 5th grade math -
**DrBob222**, Monday, August 31, 2009 at 7:45pm
Northview bought 3 times the number of computers as Southview.

Southview bought 1/2 the number of computers as Northview.

- 5th grade math -
**DrBob222**, Monday, August 31, 2009 at 7:46pm
Well, I hit the wrong key for the second one. It should read Southview bought 1/3 the number of computers as Northview.

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