Multiplication can be thought of as the first number telling how much to take of the second number. So 5 × 4 is like making 5 groups of 4. There are 20 in total, so 5 × 4 equals 20. Multiplying 5 × 4 can also be thought of as making 5 rows of 4. Again there are 20 in total, so 5 × 4 equals 20.
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