# Definition of Multiplicand

A multiplicand is the number that gets multiplied when you are doing multiplication.

The number that does the multiplying is called the "multiplier".

However, these terms are confusing because you can perform a multiplication in any order you like. So, the term "factor" is more commonly used to refer to both the "multiplicand" and the "multiplier".

### Description

The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.

### Audience

Year 1 to Year 12 students

### Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter M

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