Q: Where is the multiplication sign at the keyboard?

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The sign of multiplication is x or *

Purely a matter of convenience. 'x' is an acceptable character that means "multiplied by", and it appears on the keyboard, whereas the regular multiplication sign doesn't. Well . . . to be perfectly honest, we don't even know what a "regular multiplication sign" is. ======================================== Another contributor agreed: I was just going to ask that, what is a regular multiplication sign? For 50 years I have been using x I think he means when he says regular multiplication sign he means the dot that is used for algebra because x is a variable. P.S. I just learned about scientific notation and asked my teacher the same question. She didn't know.

+ , - , / (division ), * (multiplication)

Ã·division sign (a.k.a. obelus)1659Johann RahnÃ—multiplication sign1618William Oughtred

Why algebra has a different multiplication sign is because they don't want to mix up the American multiplication sign with the variable x. So they use a centered dot for algebra instead of this: x.

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Use a CAPITAL 'X'. For divison use the forward slash '/'

If you mean multiplication sign, then you hold down shift and press 8 (*).

alt ( hold ) then type 0215. Ex. 2 × 2 = 4

The symbol for multiplication on your keyboard is the little star or Asterisk, the one above the 8, press shift 8. The Asterisk can also be found on a full size keyboard, one with a number keypad to the right, just above the 9 key.

The sign of multiplication is x or *

The multiplication sign on my keybord is * or ctrl 8

you can't write a multiplication mark on a keyboard but you can write a division one. first hold ALT and type 246 (÷) :) The letter 'x'. If using a program like Excel, use *.

there is no seperate multiplication key present in the laptop keyboard. we can use multiplication key by pressing= SHIFT+8 If you are using the calculator in windows, the multiplication key is the star. * You can use 'shift' '8'. Desk top key boards have a separate * symbol somewhere above the numeric pad. Some laptops have a function where you can turn the right hand side of the qwerty keyboard into a number pad. When in this mode there is a *. look for the extra writing at the bottom edge of the keys, usually in dark ink.

" ; " <------------- This is THE period sign on keyboard!!

Purely a matter of convenience. 'x' is an acceptable character that means "multiplied by", and it appears on the keyboard, whereas the regular multiplication sign doesn't. Well . . . to be perfectly honest, we don't even know what a "regular multiplication sign" is. ======================================== Another contributor agreed: I was just going to ask that, what is a regular multiplication sign? For 50 years I have been using x I think he means when he says regular multiplication sign he means the dot that is used for algebra because x is a variable. P.S. I just learned about scientific notation and asked my teacher the same question. She didn't know.

+ , - , / (division ), * (multiplication)

Why algebra has a different multiplication sign is because they don't want to mix up the American multiplication sign with the variable x. So they use a centered dot for algebra instead of this: x.