# Multiplication Symbol

In mathematics multiplication is denoted by the symbols: dot, asterisk, and times.

dot

asterisk

times

Especially later in mathematics, the notation is often dropped in favor of implicit association. This can be seen when a number is placed in front of a parentheses group, next to a variable, or next to a constant.

parentheses

variable

constant

The above examples represent four multiplied by five, three multpilied by the variable x, and two multiplied by the constant π.