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the number 36 is three times as large as 12 right this comparison as a multiplication equation so they're saying that the number 36 so type 36 is equal to 3 3 times 12 and I use this little star thing and see if I were to put an X there would that have worked as well no they would have viewed that as 3 X so if I put this so to get this little star thing which is normally when you're typing on a computer how you show multiplication that to get that you have to press shift and shift and the number 8 and it also sometimes shows up on a numeric keypad but by doing that I was able to show multiplication so this could be read as 36 is equal to 3 times 12 or 36 is 3 times as large as 12 let's check our answer got it right let's do a couple more of these we can compare the numbers 4 and 20 using addition by saying that 20 is 16 more than 4 fair enough that's right we could also compare 4 and 20 using multiplication fill-in-the-blank correctly to compare the numbers 4 and 20 using multiplication so they're saying 20 is blank times as large as 4 well we know that 4 times 5 is 20 or that 5 times 4 is 20 so 20 is 5 times as large as 4 if I do 4 or 5 times I'll get to 20 so let me check my answer there you go let's do one more the number 6 is 3 times as large as to write this comparison as a multiplication equation so once again we could write that 6 is equal to 2 and then I press shift and the number 8 to get that times symbol that little asterisk snowflake looking thing 2 times 3 so I could write it like that or I could write 2 times 3 is equal to 6 either of those would be completely valid things to say so here I'm saying 6 is well I could say actually I'd like to say it this way I'd like to say 3 times as large as 2 I think that's a little bit more fun so this is exactly 6 is 3 times as large as 2 and we're done