When you solve a word problem, some key words tell you what to do.'Altogether ', or ' total ', will often mean × (times), especially if the word
'each' is in the question.
Three boys each have ?2. How much money do they have altogether?
Answer: 3 × ?2 = ?6
In our classroom there are 5 rows, with 3 desks in each row. How many desks in total?
Answer: 5 × 3 = 15 desks