Multiplication Parentheses Notation

Two expressions placed next to eachother and separated by parenthesis represent the multiplication operation. For example, the expression is interpreted as multiplied by .


Alternative Notation

Since multiplication is a very common operation in mathematics, there are alternative, shorthand ways of expressing the operation. In elementary mathematics, the times symbol (×) is often used, but then later dropped in favor of the center dot, parentheses, or implicitly represented by two variables next to each other.

Multiplication Notation

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

Multiplication Variables Notation
Multiplication Variables

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

Multiplication Computing Notation
Multiplication Computing

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