So, what does 1,000 thousands mean? To figure it out, just think of food! Say you have 1,000 really huge
pizzas, and each one of those pizzas has a thousand slices. How many slices are there altogether?
To solve for 1,000 thousands, you need to make it an equation:
1,000 pizzas × 1,000 slices = ?
1,000 × 1,000 = ?
Here's an easy way to multiply when one of the numbers begins with 1 and ends in all zeroes (10, 100, 1,000, etc.): Just take all the zeroes and stick them onto the end of the other number. For example, let's try 5 × 10.
Take the zero from the 10 and stick it onto the 5. What do you get? 5-0, or 50. So,
5 × 10 = 50
Try this: 87 × 100. Take both zeroes and stick them onto the 87. It looks like 87-00, or 8,700. So,
87 X 100 = 8,700
Now try this:
1,000 X 1,000 = ?
Take all three zeroes and stick them onto the other number. You get
1,000-000 or 1,000,000
Next, add your commas — and you'll get 1,000,000 or one million!That's a lot of pizza (hope at least some of it is pepperoni!).