# Multiplication Computing Notation

When entering an expression in a computer multiplication is represented using the asterisk symbol.

Shown below are examples of expressions of using the asterisk symbol on the left, and the dot notation on the right.

`3 * 4 = 12`

`1 * 2 = 2`

`6 * 5 = 30`

Multiplication | Operator

Multiplication is a basic arithmetic operation performed on two numbers. Multiplying a number by another number is the same as taking n groups of the other number.