Posted by **Joe** on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 6:17pm.

Explain how you can break apart 3x9 to help you multiply.

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**Rina**, Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 6:26pm
You can break up 9 to 3 x 3.

Then you have 3 x 3 x 3= 27

I don't know how much easier that makes it, but I guess you could do it that way. The smaller the numbers you're working with, the smaller the chance you'll mess up.

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