[blindkid] multiplication in braille

Barbara Hammel poetlori8 at msn.com
Wed Oct 27 04:21:10 UTC 2010

Okay, I'll try explaining this.  What you need to do is leave four lines at 
the top since it's a two-digit problem.  So when multiplying the ones, for 
the carried numbers you first put a line of dropped g's over the problem in 
line with the line under it.  Then you write the carried number over the 
number it's being added to.
For the tens place, you then put another line of dropped g's over where you 
put your carried ones then do the same thing.  If you had more, you just 
keep adding the lines of dropped g's on top.
Hope this makes sense.

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From: "Joy Orton" <ortonsmom at gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 7:13 AM
To: "NFB Blindkid list" <blindkid at nfbnet.org>
Subject: [blindkid] multiplication in braille

> Hi, friends,
> Our daughter has just started multiplying two digit numbers by two digit
> numbers in school. We know how to line up the problem.
> Here is my question:
> How do you indicate the carried numbers in braille? For example, in
> multiplying the following:
>    54
> x 63
> --------
> We start with three times four is twelve. Write down the two, carry the 
> one.
> Three times five is fifteen, plus the one we carried, is sixteen. So the
> next line of the problem is 162.
> Then six times four is twenty-four. Write down the four, carry the two. 
> Six
> times five is thirty, plus the two we carried, is thirty-two; write down 
> the
> thirty-two. So the next line is 322.
> Then we add 162 plus 3220 is  3840. In this addition there are no numbers 
> to
> carry, but sometimes there are.
> Where do you write the carried numbers? I looked in the braille nemeth 
> guide
> we have, and I could not find it.
> Joy
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