Multiplication is the process of multiplying one number by another. It is represented by an X-like symbol, or the asterisk (*) (known as "times"). "Times" can also be used to as a verb for the process as a whole. Another verb is "multiply".

In the order of operations, along with division, multiplication comes first; after fractions in parenthesis and exponents.[1]

For example, 2*2 is 4, while 6,000*8600 is 51,600,000.[2]


  1. ^ Math Goodies (2015-12-7). "Order of Operations". Math Goodies.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ Wolfram Alpha (2015-12-7). "6000*8600". Wolfram Alpha.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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