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Marion has 4 cards, Jake has 4 cards, and Sam has 3 cards. Can you write a multiplication equation to find how many cards they have in all? Explain why or why not?????????????Please explain it to me Please thank you!!!!!

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Answer:No, we cannot write a multiplication equation to find how many cards they have in all.Step-by-step explanation:Consider the provided information.Multiplication is know as the repeated addition. In multiplication we need number of groups and number of item in each groups, Where the number of items in each group should be the same.For example:Let say we have 4 bag each have 5 apples, Here the number of items in each group is same i.e 5 and number of groups are 4.This can be written in multiplication form as: 5Γ—4Now consider the provided statement.Marion has 4 cards, Jake has 4 cards, and Sam has 3 cards. Here we have 3 groups but the number of item in each group is not same.The number of item in each group are 4, 4 and 3.Thus, we cannot write a multiplication equation to find how many cards they have in all.