# Difference between revisions of "Multiplication"

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− | In [[mathematics]], '''multiplication''' is a [[binary operation]] between two [[element]]s in a [[set]], in a broad sense. Depending on what set of [[element]]s are interacting, there are many types of multiplications with different properties. The multiplication sign is represented by the "x" or a medium sized dot <math>(\cdot)</math>. Multiplication is the inverse of division. | + | In [[mathematics]], '''multiplication''' is a [[binary operation]] between two [[element]]s in a [[set]], in a broad sense. Depending on what set of [[element]]s are interacting, there are many types of multiplications with different properties. The multiplication sign is represented by the "x" (<math>\times</math>) or a medium-sized dot <math>(\cdot)</math>. Multiplication is the inverse of division. |

− | Multiplication is achieved by adding a number to itself as many times as the second number has value. For example, | + | Multiplication is achieved by adding a number to itself as many times as the second number has value. For example, <math>4\times4</math> would equal <math>4+4+4+4</math>, which in turn equals <math>\boxed{16}</math>. This is called repeated addition. |

== Types of Multiplications == | == Types of Multiplications == |

## Latest revision as of 08:40, 4 March 2021

In mathematics, **multiplication** is a binary operation between two elements in a set, in a broad sense. Depending on what set of elements are interacting, there are many types of multiplications with different properties. The multiplication sign is represented by the "x" () or a medium-sized dot . Multiplication is the inverse of division.

Multiplication is achieved by adding a number to itself as many times as the second number has value. For example, would equal , which in turn equals . This is called repeated addition.

## Types of Multiplications

- Ordinary Multiplication
- Multiplication in modular arithmetic
- Matrix Multiplication
- Vector products
- Composition of functions
- Multiplication with fractions

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