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Multiplication word problem: parking lot

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the local grocery store opens at 9:00 it's parking lot has six rows each row can fit seven cars each car has four wheels how many cars can the parking lot fit and I encourage you to pause the video and think about this yourself try to figure it out on your own so let's reread this the local grocery store opens up at 9:00 well that doesn't really matter if we're thinking about how many cars can the parking lot fit so we really have to care about that we also don't have to care about how many wheels each car has they're not asking us how many wheels can fit in the parking lot so we can ignore that what we really care about is how many rows we have and how many cars can fit in each row so what we have is we have six rows so we have six rows and each row can fit seven cars so we're going to have six groups six groups of seven or another way of thinking about we're going to have six times seven cars can fit in the parking lot well what's this going to be equal to well this is literally six 7s added up so this is the same thing as one two three four five six that last seven looks strange six and we're going to add these up so we're going to add these up so 7 plus 7 is 14 21 28 35 42 so 6 times 7 is equal to is equal to 42 so 42 cars can fit in the parking lot don't believe me I made a little diagram here we have six rows so this is the first row second third fourth fifth six each row can fit seven cars you see it here one and make that a little brighter one two three four five six seven so how many cars are there well you have 7 14 21 28 35 42 total cars seven or six six rows of seven