You correctly answered that question. In arithmetic, multiplication is shown by using the "times sign": In algebra, letters, such as 'x', are used to represent unknown quantities. Therefore, to avoid confusion, multiplication will be indicated by parentheses: or by use of an asterisk: Please copy and solve this problem on your paper: 6 + 4 * 3 =
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