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In the town, a newspaper is published every day. One copy has \[12\] page. Everyday \[11980\] copies are printed. How many total Pages are printed every day?

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Hint: This problem is based on a word problem. We will use multiplication to find a solution to this problem. Suppose a bag has \[a\] number of balls. Then suppose there are \[b\] number of bags. Therefore the total number of balls in all bags is \[a \times b = ab\] numbers of balls.

Complete step-by-step solution:
This is a word problem based on multiplication. Multiplication is one of the four operators in mathematics. Other operators include addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Multiplication simply means to multiply or to add the number certain times. It is denoted by symbol (\[ \times \]). The result of multiplication of two or more numbers is called a product. For example: \[5\] multiply \[4\] simply means to add \[5\] four times i.e. (\[5 + 5 + 5 + 5\]) to give the product \[25\].
Consider the given word problem,
Total number of pages in a copy of newspaper: \[12\] pages
Total number of copies of newspaper printed everyday: \[11980\] copies
Hence total number of pages in \[11980\] copies of newspaper:
Multiply number of pages : \[12\] with the number of copies \[11980\], then
\[ \Rightarrow 11980 \times 12\]
On multiplying from right to left we have
\[ \Rightarrow 11980 \times 12 = 143760\] Pages.
Hence, \[143760\] pages of newspapers are being printed every day.

Note: Multiplication is the process of addition of a number, a certain number of times.
Multiplication is commutative i.e. \[a \times b = b \times a\]. For example: we multiply \[5 \times 4\] or \[4 \times 5\] to get the same product \[20\].
Multiplication is the reciprocal of division.