## How much is 1,000 thousands?

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 = ?

Or simply:

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!).

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