# How do I get the multiply symbol?

### Table of Contents

- How do I get the multiply symbol?
- How do you make a multiplication sign in Word?
- Why is the multiplication sign a dot?
- What is the answer for multiplication called?
- Who invented multiplication sign?
- What is the * in math?
- What is the multiplication symbol called?
- How to type multiplication sign / symbol on keyboard?
- How to insert multiplication symbol and division sign in word?
- Where do I find the multiplication symbol in Apple?
- How do you copy and paste the multiplication sign?

### How do I get the multiply symbol?

the symbol (**⋅**), (×), or (∗) between two mathematical expressions, denoting multiplication of the second expression by the first. In certain algebraic notations the sign is suppressed and multiplication is indicated by immediate juxtaposition or contiguity, as in ab. Also called times sign.

### How do you make a multiplication sign in Word?

**How to insert multiplication (×) symbol in Word?**

- Navigate to Insert Tab > Symbols and click on More Symbols.
- In the Symbol widow, select “Symbol” in Font,
- Search for multiplication symbol (×) and double click to insert.
- Click Cancel to close the Symbol window.

### Why is the multiplication sign a dot?

Different mathematicians had their own ways of doing things. The use of "×" started to gain popularity in the mid 1600s. It was chosen by a mathematician who was also a pastor, thus the use of a cross. The use of a dot gained popularity at the end of the 1600s, simply **because "×" looks too much like the letter "x"**.

### What is the answer for multiplication called?

the product
The answer to a multiplication problem is called **the product**.

### Who invented multiplication sign?

William Oughtred This article contains Unicode mathematical symbols.

Symbol | Name | First author to use |
---|---|---|

× | multiplication sign | William Oughtred |

± | plus–minus sign | |

∷ | proportion sign | |

n√ | radical symbol (for nth root) | Albert Girard |

### What is the * in math?

In mathematics, the asterisk symbol * refers **to multiplication**.

### What is the multiplication symbol called?

×
multiplication sign (**×**)

### How to type multiplication sign / symbol on keyboard?

The keyboard shortcut to type the Multiplication symbol on Mac is Option + 00D7 . Obey the following instructions to type this symbol on Mac using the keyboard shortcut stated above: First of all, place the insertion pointer where you need to type this symbol. Then press down the [Option] key and then type 00D7 code.

### How to insert multiplication symbol and division sign in word?

A lowercase Latin letter X often substitutes the multiplication sign, but this is a mistake that you need to avoid. To create a perfect document, use one of the following ways to insert a multiplication symbol, or a division sign: The standard way: using the Symbol dialog box: To open the Symbol dialog box, do the following:

### Where do I find the multiplication symbol in Apple?

Just to say that if you want a traditional 'times' sign, similar to the letter 'x', then there are a couple of ways of getting it. You could use Character Palette, and search under Symbols > Mathematical Symbols to find your sign top row, third from the left. Alternatively, there's this web page where it's second row, second from the left.

### How do you copy and paste the multiplication sign?

To copy and paste the Multiplication symbol, select it (×) and press Ctrl+C to copy, switch over to where you need it and press Ctrl+V to paste. For windows users, obey the following instructions to copy and paste this symbol using the character map dialog.