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# Multiplication word problem: carrots

## Video transcript

toby is a farmer he plants 12 rows of carrots in a field each row has six carrots how many carrots did Toby plant so let's try to visualize this thing so they tell us each row has six carrots so let's try to visualize a row so that's one carrot that's two carrots that's three carrots that's four carrots it's five carrots and that's six carrots I can even do just so it looks nice a little leafy part of the carrots so this we can visualize these as carrots so that's one row of carrots they tell us each row has six carrots now there are 12 of these he plants twelve rows of carrots let me see if I can copy and paste this so copy and paste so that's two rows I'm gonna make sure I have enough space two rows that's three rows that's four rows this is five rows this is six rows and actually I can just copy and paste the whole thing this is six rows and you just need to double that to get to twelve rows so let me do that so copy and paste there you go so there's twelve rows right over here and let's number this so they tell us they tell us each row has six carrots one two three four five six they tell us he plants a total of twelve rows one two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve how many carrots did Toby plant well you could do this exercise and then try to count all of these carrots but that seems a little bit crazy these are already a lot of carrots and especially if these were even larger numbers would take you forever to count it luckily for us we have multiplication as a tool at our we have multiplication as a tool that we can use so if you have twelve rows and each of those rows have six this is really twelve times six you're going to have twelve rows and each of those you have six carrots so you could say you have six carrots 12 times so it's going to be 12 times 6 if you remember your multiplication tables up to 12 you'll remember the 12 times 6 is 72 so he has 72 72 karats even if you only remember well I'll just leave it there if you remember your multiplication tables what you should because that is one of the things in life that is will will have long lasting benefits 72 karats