# Lesson 3.1: Multiplication Cross

## Symbol

$\times \phantom{\rule{.3em}{0ex}}\text{multiplication cross}$

⠈⠡

## Explanation

There are several different ways to display the operation of multiplication in print and braille. The first way is with the multiplication cross which looks very similar to the letter "x" in print. In braille, the multiplication cross is a two-cell character formed by a dot four followed by dots one and six. Since multiplication is a mathematical operation, the rules for the multiplication symbol are the same as other signs of operation such as the plus or the minus. There should be no space left before or after the multiplication operation. The numeric indicator should not be repeated after a sign of multiplication.

### Example 1

$3\times 5$

⠼⠒⠈⠡⠢

### Example 2

$2\times 3\times 4$

⠼⠆⠈⠡⠒⠈⠡⠲

### Example 3

$4\times 7$

⠼⠲⠈⠡⠶

### Example 4

$5\times 60=300$

⠼⠢⠈⠡⠖⠴⠀⠨⠅⠀⠼⠒⠴⠴