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The ***** mathematical operator performs the multiplication of two values.

*Syntax:* return_value = number1 * number2

## Description

- Multiplication can use any two literal or variable numerical type values.
- Multiplication of two negative numbers returns a positive result. One negative number will always return a negative value.
- Return values may exceed certain numerical variable type limits creating an "Overflow" error.
- Division and multiplication operations are performed before addition and subtraction in Qbasic's order of operations.

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