## What is 6 x 8?

To solve this, we add the number

**6 eight times**. That is, 6 + 6 + 6 + 6 + 6 + 6 + 6 + 6 = 48.## Multiplication in Mathematics

Multiplication plays an important role in computing the total of numbers repeated a number of times. You can use multiplication to quickly find the total number of something, such as how many books your shelf can hold if all **6** shelves can hold **8** books.