In this section we are going to look at multiplying and dividing in algebra. Here are a few simple rules to help you get started with multiplying algebra. It is very similar to multiplying numbers.

### Using letters in algebra

#### 👉 abc stands for a × b × c and 3a stands for three times a.

To make it clearer (and quicker to write), it is common to leave out the multiplication x's.

#### 👉 $$\mathrm{nm}^{2}$$ means the same as n × m × m

Please remember that it is only m that is squared.

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