#2**0 **

*whats 2*2*

That means 2 times 2. On this board, an asterisk is sometimes used as a multiplication symbol, especially where using an x as the multiplication symbol could get confused with an "x" used to represent an unknown in an equation.

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Guest Apr 26, 2019

#3**0 **

Yes, but in \(\LaTeX\), you can use \(\times\)or \times.

People do mostly avoid using an x though.

Some people use a dot \(\cdot\) (\cdot in latex) but if you write that out, you might mistake it for a decimal point. So another alternate solution could be parentheses.

Example(s):

\(2(2)\text{ instead of }2\cdot 2 \text{ or } 2\times 2\)

Okay why am I writing a whole explanation lol.

lolzforlife
Apr 28, 2019