# Latex problem with dot multiplying two numbers

• Feb 8th 2010, 03:43 PM
wonderboy1953
Latex problem with dot multiplying two numbers
When I try to dot multiply two numbers, say 2\cdot3 which is 2 times 3, I get an error message (of course my lead is math and my end is /math enclosed within the brackets). What else do I need to do?
• Feb 8th 2010, 03:45 PM
zeg
make sure there is a space between \cdot and the 3 maybe? $2\cdot 3$
• Feb 8th 2010, 03:46 PM
Plato
Quote:

Originally Posted by wonderboy1953
When I try to dot multiply two numbers, say 2\cdot3 which is 2 times 3, I get an error message (of course my lead is math and my end is /math enclosed within the brackets). What else do I need to do?

Use a space.
$$2\cdot 3$$ gives $2\cdot 3$.
• Feb 8th 2010, 03:51 PM
wonderboy1953
It works
Thanks everyone.