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## Is * a multiplication sign?

Historically, computer language syntax was restricted to the ASCII character set, and **the asterisk *** became the de facto symbol for the multiplication operator.

## What are the symbols of multiplication?

multiplication sign (**×**)

## Why is a dot used for multiplication?

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”**.

## Why are there different multiplication symbols?

Another reason may be that 3D vectors are often introduced early, and have two multiplication operations: the **dot product and the cross product**. So one is forced to use two different symbols to avoid ambiguity.

## How do you multiply in words?

Click the “Formula” icon and **enter “=PRODUCT”** in the “Formula” field. You must also tell Word with cells to multiply together. For instance, if you want the two cells above your results cell to be multiplied, write “=PRODUCT(ABOVE)”.

## How do you represent time?

Represent Time in 12 Hours Clock

Example: In the 12-hour format, we need to take the help of AM and PM to describe the time properly. So, if it is 20 minutes **past** 9’oclock in the morning, it is 9:20 AM. But at the same time in the evening, it would be described as 9:20 PM.

## Is dot the same as multiplication?

You should also note that multiplication of real numbers and dot products are fundamentally different in the sense that multiplication of two real numbers gives you back a real number, whereas the dot product of two vectors in general **does not** give you back a vector of the same space, but a real number (or an element …