Multiplication and Division

Fundamentals of Social Statistics by Adam J. McKee

Multiplication has several symbols.  The most common is probably the x symbol, at least in elementary schools where you learned to multiply in the first place.  Others include the · and the * symbols.

When an expression is next to another and both are enclosed in parentheses, treat it as a multiplication problem.

Example:  (3)(6) = 18

A division problem is also a fraction.  This is the reason that the slash mark is used as the division symbol on the computer keyboard.  To solve the problem, simply divide the top number by the bottom number.  This is also how you convert a fraction to a proportion in order to enter it into a calculator.

Example:  18 / 3 = 6

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Last Modified:  06/28/2018

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