# A student multiplied 7236 by 65 instead of multiplying by 56. By how much was his answer greater than the correct answer?

Multiply 7236 by 65 and 56 separately.

## Answer: His answer was greater than the correct answer by 65124.

Let's multiply 7236 by 65 and 56 separately hence find the difference.

**Explanation:**

The student was suppose to multiply 7236 and 56 but multiplied 65 instead

7236 × 65 = 470,340 (incorrect multiplication) ------------------- equation (1)

As per the question, the student had to multiply 7236 and 56

7236 × 56 = 405,216 (correct multiplication) --------------------- equation (2)

Difference between the two values are:

equation (1) - equation (2)

470,340 - 405,216 = 65,124