# How do I get the multiply symbol?

### 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 to insert multiplication (×) symbol in Word?

1. Navigate to Insert Tab > Symbols and click on More Symbols.
2. In the Symbol widow, select “Symbol” in Font,
3. Search for multiplication symbol (×) and double click to insert.
4. 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?

SymbolNameFirst author to use
×multiplication signWilliam 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.