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# Who invented the multiplication sign?

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The × symbol for multiplication was introduced by William Oughtred in 1631.
Oughtred also introduced the abbreviations sin and cos for sine and cosine functions.
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# Who invented multiplication?

Egyptians people who invented the Multiplication. Babylonians thousands of years ago.

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# Who invented the sign?

Depends what sign exactly.   Some signs (such as modern road signage) was developed quickly  after the advent of the car, in order to regulate traffic an  artificial sys

# Who invented the subtraction plus and equal and multiplication and division signs?

Robert Recorde, who designed the equals sign, introduced plus and  minus in 1557. Brahmagupta was an Indian mathematician who invented  the multiplication sign around the 19

# Who invented the at sign?

The at sign, @ - known by more creative names in European foreign languages as the "snail", the "little monkey tail", and the "spider monkey", has many alternative creation th

# Who created and invented the multiplication sign?

Multiplication is invented by Human. Maths is not invention of single individual. Many Mathematicians around world discovered and invented new things and added them into Maths

# Why was multiplication invented?

multiplication was invented to duplicate a number according to its requirement Eg:10x5=50

# Why do they have a multiplication sign?

Why algebra has a different multiplication sign is because they don't want to mix up the American multiplication sign with the variable x. So they use a centered dot for algeb

# Who invented multiplication sign?

The × symbol for multiplication was introduced by William Oughtred in 1631.

# How do you type out a multiplication sign with a PC?

you can use a star for example 8*9=72 or you can use upper case X as the variable and lower case x as the multiplication sign, for example X x Y=XY

# Who invented multiplications?

a mathematician long long ago

The multiplication sign on my keybord is * or ctrl 8

# What is the multiplication sign on a laptop keyboard?

there is no seperate multiplication key present in the laptop keyboard. we can use multiplication key by pressing= SHIFT+8 If you are using the calculator in windows, the mult

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In Algebra

x example 1x1=1

# Where is the multiplication sign at the keyboard?

there is not one on there

# How do you do the multiplication sign?

The sign of multiplication is x or *