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"What is the product of the numbers 2 and 8?"

Discussion in 'English Only' started by roniy, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. roniy Senior Member

    Brooklyn NY
    ISRAEL: Fluent Hebrew ( Speak Russian, Learning English)
    "What is the product of the numbers 2 and 8?"

    If I wanted to use the word 'multiplication' instead of 'product', how would you construct the sentence ?


    Would " What is the answer of the multiplication of 2 and 8 ?" be correct ?
    Thanks.
     
  2. panjandrum

    panjandrum PongoMod

    Belfast, Ireland
    English-Ireland (top end)
    If you insist on the word multiplication, the sentence is going to be very complicated.
    Why do you want to do that?
     
  3. Cagey post mod

    California
    English - US
    Yes. Would you be satisfied by:

    What is 2 multiplied by 8?
    That is the way the question is asked of children who are learning their multiplication tables, as we call them.
     
  4. The Scrivener Banned

    On the "naughty step".
    England. English
    I agree with Cagey. Sometimes, in BE, we say, "What are two eights?"
     
  5. Trisia

    Trisia mod de viață

    București
    Romanian
    I've also heard "What is two times eight."
     
  6. bibliolept

    bibliolept Senior Member

    Northern California
    AE, Español
    This is very idiomatic in AE.
     

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