When entering an expression in a computer or calculator multiplication is represented using the asterisk symbol. For example, the expression `3*5`

is interpreted as multiplied by .

Shown below are examples of expressions of using the asterisk symbol to represent multiplication.

`3*6=30`

`4*3=12`

`2*7=14`

Shown below are the alternative, non-computing, representations of multiplication.

A dot between two numbers denotes multiplication in mathematics. The formal name for the dot symbol is an interpunct.

Two expressions placed next to each other and separated by parenthesis are assumed to be multiplied together.

In mathematics when two variables are next to each other the implied operation is multiplication. This makes many equations and formulas more simple.