The times sign is written as a cross of two lines:
The times sign indicates multiplication operation of 2 numbers or expressions.
3 × 4
means 3 times 4, which is the multiplication of 3 and 4, which is equal to 12.
Other symbols that are used to denote multiplication operation are:
3 * 4
The asterisk sign is located on the computer keyboard above the 8 digit. In order to write an asterisk press shift+8.
3 ⋅ 4