Posted by **dk** on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 6:36pm.

reena says the product of 54 and 9 cannot be 487. she says that she knows this without actually multiplying. how does she know?

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**bobpursley**, Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 6:38pm
what is the last digit of 4x9?

4x9=36, so last digit is 6, which doesnt match last digit in 487.

Another way. The nines divisibility rule: 9 is evenly disible in any number in which the sum of digits is 9. Adding 4,8,7 gives 19, and 9 wont go into that.

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**Ms. Sue**, Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 6:38pm
54 * 9 cannot be 487 because 4 * 9 = 36. The ones digit must be 6.

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