# A student multiplied 7236 by 65 instead of multiplying by 56. By how much was his answer greater than the correct answer? (Hint: Do you need to do both the multiplications?)

**Solution:**

We will be using the concepts of whole numbers and the subtraction and multiplication of numbers to solve the given problem.

On subtracting 65 and 56 the difference is = 9

To calculate the difference between the correct and incorrect answer we will multiply 7236 by 9

= 7236 × 9 = 65124

The incorrect answer was greater by 65,124 than the correct answer.

NCERT Solutions Class 6 Maths Chapter 1 Exercise 1.2 Question 8

## A student multiplied 7236 by 65 instead of multiplying by 56. By how much was his answer greater than the correct answer? (Hint: Do you need to do both the multiplications?)

**Summary:**

The student's incorrect answer was greater by 65,124 than the correct answer since she multiplied 7236 by 65 instead of multiplying by 56