To multiply a two-digit number by a two-digit number, multiply

each digit in one of the numbers by each digit in the other number.

**Step 1:** Write the second number under the first number so that the corresponding places are lined up.

**Step 2:** Multiply the ones digit in the bottom number by the ones digit in the top number (9 × 8 = 72). Since 72 has two digits, both digits won't fit in the ones place. So, write the 9 in the ones place, and carry the 7 to the

tens column.

**Step 3:** Multiply the ones digit in the bottom number by the tens digit in the top number (9 × 8 = 72). Then, add the 7 that was carried to the tens column in the previous step (72 + 7 = 79). Write the 9 in the tens place and the 7 in the hundreds place.

**Step 4:** Start a new line, and add a placeholder zero to the ones column. Then, multiply the tens digit in the bottom number by the ones digit in the top number (3 × 8 = 24).

Since 24 has two digits, both digits won't fit in the tens place. So, write the 4 in the tens place, and carry the 2 to the

tens column.

**Step 5:** Multiply the tens digit in the bottom number by the tens digit in the top number (3 × 8 = 24). Then, add the 2 that was carried to the hundreds column (24 + 2 = 26). Write the 6 in the hundreds place and the 2 in the thousands place.

**Step 6:** Add to find the product (792 + 2,640 = 3,432).