Multiplication (often represented by the cross symbol, the mid-line dot operator, juxtaposition, or, on computers, an asterisk *) is one of the four basic arithmetic operations. The others are addition, subtraction, and division. A product is the outcome of a multiplication operation. Multiplication of whole numbers can be thought of as a repeated addition; that is, multiplying two numbers is equal to adding as many copies of one of them, the multiplicand, as the multiplier’s amount. Both of these statistics are referred to as influences.