Engineering Manager @ Jet.com/WalmartLabs, Functional Programming Enthusiast, Cofounder of codefordemocracy.io

When I first learned multiplication, I learned it in terms of addition.

3 * 3 = the sum of three 3s = 3 + 3 + 3

Then after exponents settled in, in terms of multiplication, I thought “hmmm, if 3*3 = 3+3+3 and 3³ = 3*3*3, what’s next?”. At…