# At a Glance - Multiplication

Some English phrases are clearly talking about multiplication. You hear that, phrases? We can read through your subtext.

- The
**product**of 3 and 4 is 3 × 4.

- Three
**times**five is 3 × 5.

- Four
**multiplied by**seven is 4 × 7.

Also, any English phrase that talks about taking multiple copies of a number is actually talking about multiplication. Doesn't matter if they're in color or in black and white, stapled or otherwise.

- If we
**double**the number 4 we get 2 × 4.

- If we
**triple**the number four we get 3 × 4.

If we **quadruple** the number four we get 4 × 4. "Quadruple'' isn't used as much as "double'' or "triple,'' but if you do see it, now you'll know. "Quad'' means "four'', like in the words "quadruped'' (four-legged animal), "quadriceps" (four-part muscle), or "quadrimom" (four-headed mother).

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