Implied Multiplication

Pronunciation: /ɪmˈplaɪd ˌmʌl.tə.plɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ Explain

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


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  2. DeLury, Alfred T.. Intermediate Algebra. pg 5. The Copp, Clark Company Limited. 1904. Last Accessed 8/7/2018. Buy the book

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