2 X 9 ___ 
8 X 5 ___ 
9 X 6 ___ 
9 X 8 ___ 
8 X 4 ___ 
9 X 6 ___ 
8 X 8 ___ 
9 X 2 ___ 
5 X 9 ___ 
7 X 8 ___ 
4 X 9 ___ 
9 X 6 ___ 
There are 9 players on a soccer team. There are 6 teams playing now. How many players are playing in all? 

What is the next number in the pattern below? 3 x 9 = 27 4 x 9 = 36 5 x 9 = 45 6 x 9 = 