# 6×8 is the hardest multiplication to learn

A village school in the UK has found the answer to which times tables are the hardest to grasp for children.

The school developed an app and by using smart phones with some ingenious software, they found out that the hardest question is 6×8.

The sum of 6×8, recorded an error rate of 63 per cent, followed by the reverse 8×6, with an error rate of 60 per. Other multiplications students had difficulty answering correctly included ‘8 x6,’ ’11×12,’ ’12×18,’ and ‘8×12.’

The school assembled a databank of 60,000 responses from 232 children.During the study, participants submitted over 60,000 answers for analysis.

Other interesting facts that were found through the study are below.

• These results revealed that when learning their multiplication tables, students learn ‘1x…’ the quickest.
• Boys answer more quickly, but have a great likelihood of producing an incorrect answer when compared with girls.
• Students seem to have the most difficulty learning their 12x table

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1. Find quote from the main person in this news article?

### 25 Responses

1. Ella says:

8×6= 48 right?

2. luckydoll123 says:

yuck i hate x tables!!

3. luckydoll123 says:

8×6=48 see any1 can do it!! easy peasy

4. Fanghorn says:

That’s odd!! But I do agree about the girls being more accurate than boys 😉 (sorry boys!)

5. That one I know of by heart! I made up a song / strategy, it goes a little bit like this ” 6’s 8’s are 48″ and just practice it over and over. Again!

6. So not true ok 92 times 54 is try that equals 4888

7. hunter says:

all you have to do is 40+8 tado 6×8=48

8. HI GUYS says:

NO

9. ... says:

Oh and 15555 X 6874728 = 106936394040
🙂

10. Alice (is swagy) says:

Haha fanghorn again I agree with u 🙂

11. Jacob says:

I like puppys woo hooo

12. luckydoll123 says:

14. Chuck Norris says:

it rymes

15. Lulu says:

Ah don’t pay any notice to math

16. Jack says:

how is that the hardest one to figure out i used to think 8×7 is????

17. aimee.H says:

hey fanghorn, hehehee i know only one person that would call themsleves that so im guessing its you. seeee you at school tomorw, aimeeee h:)

18. Fanghorn says:

Oh and BTW isn’t it the easiest? I mean it rhymes!! 6 times 8 is 68!! It rhymes!!!!!

19. soph says:

lol
so true

20. 6×8=48 so simple not the hardest time table ever

21. pandakiwi says:

Try 23×4

22. math lover says:

Hey Fang horn, 6×8=48, not 68.

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