Prediction: I predict that in this question i will have to work backwards.
Read: Fill in the missing number.
45 ? 5 = 9
Clarify: I have nothing to clarify.
The Big Question: What’s the missing value?
Mathematicians toolbox: working backwards
Solution: First I multiplied 5 by 9 and got 45 then to check I divided 45 by 5 to get 9 so my answer was 45.
Conclusion: In conclusion I used the strategy of have I seen a similar problem to get an answer of 45.