“Jesus asked them.
‘How many loaves
Do you have?’
καὶ ἠρώτα αὐτούς Πόσους ἔχετε ἄρτους; οἱ δὲ εἶπαν Ἑπτά.
Matthew, chapter 15:34, has a similar statement about these 7 loaves of bread. Jesus asked his disciples (καὶ ἠρώτα αὐτούς Πόσους) how many loaves of bread that they had (Πόσους ἔχετε ἄρτους). They responded that they had 7 loaves (οἱ δὲ εἶπαν Ἑπτά). Mark did not mention the fish here that Matthew mentioned. The earlier multiplication of bread had 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish.