6 × 6 = 36.

# 6 Times Table

Learning the six times table - a must for the 11-Plus - involves multiplying numbers by 6. There are various ways of doing this. Taking 8 x 6 as an example, we could multiply the 8 by 5 to get 40 and then add another 8 to reach 48. But that takes a little time. Learning the times tables off by heart will things a lot easier for you!

Six is a number you'll come across a lot. Insects such as flies, ants, beetles and wasps have six feet. There are six feet in a fathom. A fathom is a nautical measure of depth: it equals approximately 1.8 m. Volleyball and ice hockey are both played with teams of 6 players. A cube, also known as a hexahedron, has six faces, that's why there are six numbers on most dice.

Be careful when you pick your answers. If you rush you might hit the wrong one - and you wouldn't want that now would you? Practise makes perfect so keep coming back to this quiz even when you've mastered it.

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1. 6 × 4 = ?
6 x 5 = 30 and 30 - 6 = 24
2. 6 × 8 = ?
One way to multiply a number by 8 is to double it, then double your answer and finally double it again
3. 6 × 2 = ?
To multiply a number by 2 just add it to itself
4. 6 × 9 = ?
6 x 10 = 60 and 60 - 6 = 54
5. 6 × 5 = ?
To multiply a number by 5, first times it by 10 and then half your answer
6. 6 × 11 = ?
To multiply a number by 11, first times it by 10 and then add the first number
7. 6 × 12 = ?
The exterior angles of a pentagon measure 72 degrees
8. 6 × 3 = ?
To work this out you could first multiply 3 x 5 and then add 3
9. 6 × 7 = ?
In the comic sci-fi novel The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything is 42
10. 6 × 6 = ?
36 is 6 squared, so 6 is the square root of 36

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