Here's one: Nine gorillas had to share equally a certain patch of land. After much bickering and chest thumping, the deal was made and each gorilla ended up with 8 acres. How many acres were there in the first place?
Here's another one... Moo had nine utters. Each utter could give 8 gallons of milk in a day. How many gallons of milk could Moo produce in a day?
Back to math...
Multiply both sides by 9.
That is 72 inches cubed or gallons of milk depending on the story you like best.