# How do you simplify 3x 2

## Multiplication of terms

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In these explanations you will learn how to multiply terms together and how to divide terms.

### Multiplying a term

To multiply a term means to multiply it by a number. For terms that consist of only one variable with a coefficient, for example 3x, only the coefficient is multiplied by a number. Since variables stand for numerical values, apply to arithmetic with them the same laws of calculation as for numbers, for example the commutative and associative law of multiplication and addition.
Quadruple the term.
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### Multiply variables

When two variables are multiplied, there is no result with a specific numerical value. The variables are written next to one another without a multiplication sign. If variables are the same, the product can be combined to a power.
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### Multiply terms together

You multiply terms with each other by multiplying the coefficients with each other and writing the variables in alphabetical order after the result of the multiplication.
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### Divide a term by a number

The division of a term is the inverse of the multiplication. You divide a term by a number (other than 0) by dividing the coefficient by that number.
Divide by 4.