Mathematics - Multiplication

Multiplication is the cycle where the estimation is done, and number ‘a’ is taken ‘b’ time. The result of the multiplication is a result of ‘a’ and ‘b’, and each of the numbers ‘a’ and ‘b’ is called a factor of the product ‘ab’. Multiplication is denoted a×b, a·b, (a)(b), or only ab. The symbol × is referred to as the multiplication sign. Standard multiplication is associative, commutative, and distributive.

Eg: 2 multiplied by 4 = 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 8. We took the number 2 and added it together multiple times. This is why math multiplication is called "times".

Signs for Multiplication

There are several signs that people use to designate multiplication. The most obvious is the "x" sign. Yet, most people use an "*" sign or other symbols. Sometimes, when people use multiplication facts, they will just put the variables next to each other to indicate multiplication. Here are a few examples: ab = a x b (a +1) (b + 1) = (a +1) x (b + 1)

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