Hello, welcome to math 101. Today you will be learning how to do basic multiplication.
First you want to look at your first number to se what number you are multiplying. Then look at your second number to know how man times you going to multiply this number. In simpler terms, your second number tells you how many times you will add your first number. This means you will add 2 , 4 times to get your answer.
2+2+2+2= 8, so that means 2x4=8 and that's just basic multiplication.