Implied Multiplication

Pronunciation: /ɪmˈplaɪd ˌmʌl tə plɪˈkeɪ ʃən/ ?

Mathematicians use implied multiplication in writing expressions to shorten the expression. Instead of writing 2 · x or 2 × x, write 2x. The multiplication of 2 and x is implied.


  1. DeLury, Alfred T.. Intermediate Algebra, pg 5. The Copp, Clark Company Limited, 1904. (Accessed: 2010-02-11).

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