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## Operations and Algebraic Thinking 189-200

### Course: Operations and Algebraic Thinking 189-200>Unit 3

Lesson 3: Relating multiplication and division

# Multiplication word problem: parking lot

Sal uses a picture and repeated addition to solve a multiplication word problem.  Created by Sal Khan.

## Want to join the conversation?

• that video math problem was so easy :)
• I'm glad you are doing well, but it isn't always easy for everyone. Please be careful not to hurt anybody with that. If you want to help others learn you can answer these questions:

• how many wheels can fit in a parking lot
• It greatly depends on the area of the parking lot from its sides, the volume if wheels are allowed to be placed on top of one another, and the radius of each wheel.
• hey the vid did not make sence
• Did you draw all those cars
• So you guys are saying that multiplication is the same as repeated addition, and division the same as repeated subtraction?
• It's tempting to say that division is repeated subtraction. If you view division this way, then you'll have to count how many times you've subtracted.
• When I was finking I already know it was 42