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### Course: 3rd grade (Eureka Math/EngageNY)>Unit 1

Lesson 5: Topic E: Multiplication and division using units of 4

# Multiplication word problem: soda party

Sal uses a picture and repeated addition to solve a multiplication word problem.   Created by Sal Khan.

## Want to join the conversation?

• Wait.... I'm confused..... What does 2L means again?
• 2L just means 2 liters. L is short for liters, the basic metric measurement for amounts of fluid, and 2 liters (2L) is a standard size for a large bottle of soda.
• So most of that word problem was just pointless? Then why does the creator even put it in there?
• So you are able to find out what information you might need to use yourself. In real world problems, you often have a lot more information available than you need so it's an important skill to teach.
• Repeated addition is a type of process in which you add equal groups multiple times. Multiple means many times.

Have a blessed and wonderful day
• At what is a " liter?"
(1 vote)
• a metric unit of capacity, formerly defined as the volume of 1 kilogram of water under standard conditions, now equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters (about 1.75 pints).
• i dont get that its going to be 6+6+6+and the rest
• It's not 6 you're adding a bunch of times, it's 2!
"6 bottles of soda were used for a picnic last week" has nothing to do with LITERS, nor does it have to do with how many liters are in each bottle. Just remember to cross out EVERY SENTENCE (the ones on the right) that doesn't have to do with the QUESTION.
• Did you draw the sodas SAL?