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In this section, we review the process of multiplying multi-digit whole numbers using vertical multiplication. This process allows us to multiply really large whole numbers by breaking the multiplication down into a series of smaller and more manageable steps. We will explain how this process is a condensed form of the distributive property. Essentially, this process will take each digit of the bottom number and multiply it by each digit of the top number. It will take into consideration the various place values of each digit as the multiplication occurs. In the end we will sum the individual results to obtain our product.