# Partial products

The partial products algorithm is a common procedure for multiplying numbers in which one or both factors have more than one digit. A partial product is one part of the result.

Example

124 | |||

× | 3 | ||

12 | (3 × 4) ← partial products | ||

60 | (3 × 20) ← partial products | ||

+ | 300 | (3 × 100) ← partial products | |

372 | (the sum of the partial products) |

See also algorithm, multiplication.