Multiplication Sign

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Multiplication Sign
The Multiplication Sign, denoted as ×, represents the mathematical operation of multiplication, multiplying one number by another.

What is the Multiplication Sign?

The Multiplication Sign, symbolized by ×, is used in mathematics to indicate the operation of multiplication, where one number is multiplied by another. In programming and data entry, the asterisk (*) is often used as an alternative to the Multiplication Sign (×). For example, the expression "5 × 3" is equivalent to "5 * 3."

How to Type the Multiplication Sign Using Keyboard Shortcuts, Alt Codes, and LaTeX

  • Windows: Hold down the Alt key and type 0215 on the numeric keypad, then release the Alt key.
  • Mac: Press Option + Shift + 8.
  • Linux: Press Ctrl + Shift + u, then type 00D7 and press Enter.
  • HTML: Use the named entity × or the numeric entity ×.
  • LaTeX: To type the Multiplication Sign in LaTeX, use the command \times.

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