In arithmetic, there are four basic operations. Multiplication is one of that four operations, and the rest of the three are addition, subtraction, and division. If we look at history, the multiplication operation was first introduced by the Babylonians around 4000 years ago.
The Babylonians performed the multiplication on the base 60 number system. This system is the most ancient number system. After that almost 2500 years ago the Chinese introduced the multiplication of the base 10 number system.
Normally on the school level, the teacher teaches us the tables up to “12” but in “1820, Mr. John Leslie” published the multiplication tables up to 99, in his book “The philosophy of arithmetic”.
A glimpse from the book “The philosophy of arithmetic”:
Further in this article, we will study the basic definition of a multiplication table, and its examples for better understanding.
What is a multiplication table?
“In mathematics, a multiplication table also known as time’s table used to define a multiplication operation for an algebraic system.”
The multiplication table has made a revolutionary change in our daily life calculations. Many of our time-taking calculations have become easier because of the multiplication table. As we have discussed in the introduction section, we normally study the multiplication table up to 12.
The timetable that we normally study at the school level is given below:
Times table up to 12:
If we learn this table and succeeded to remember it then we can solve almost all the questions related to the multiplication (beginner’s level). Now we will move toward the example section, where we remove all the ambiguities and queries related to this concept.
We will also show “how a multiplication table is helpful in multiplication”
A multiplication table is very essential for solving the problems of mathematics. Let us take a few examples to understand how to calculate them.
Calculate 342 × 24.
Step 1: The Time’s tables of 2 and 4 will help you to solve this question.
3 4 2
× 2 4
1 3 6 8
6 8 4 ×
= 8 2 0 8
The product of 342 and 24 is 8208.
Find the product of 9162 and 63, and also draw the times table of 2, 3, 6, and 9.
Step 1: The time’s tables of 2, 3, 6, & 9 are as follow.
Step 2: Now use the above time’s tables to find the product.
9 1 6 2
× 6 3
2 7 4 8 6
5 4 9 7 2 ×
5 7 7 2 0 6
The product of 9162 and 63 is 577206.
Now a question will arise in your mind, how we can memorize these tricky multiplication tables? Don’t need to worry about that, firstly you have to learn the tables 2, 5, 9, 10, and 11 because these are the easiest tables. After that learn the difficult tables.
A multiplication table can help the students to learn the tables up to 15 and they can also generate the table according to their requirements
Step 1: Write the integer whose times table you wants to generate.
Step 2: Click on the generate button
Step 3: The generated times table will show below the multiplication table.
In this article, we have studied the definition of the multiplication table, and the history of arithmetic operations from the ancient era to the modern era. We discussed the basic concept of multiplication and its need in our daily life.