I come from Norway, and here the formatting of maths are a little bit different than in the U.S. and the UK. If you want to factorize 25, you know that it is 5 times 5. How would you write this with LaTeX? In Norway we would write 5⋅5, and as far as I've seen, with LaTeX, you would write: `$5\times 5$`

( 5 x 5 )

Is there a difference, or is one of them wrong? Which one actually means times?

## Best Answer

you can use

`$5\cdot 5$`

to create the way used in Norway. I don't know the mathematical difference as I'm not that firm in mathematics ;-) But this is a way to just create the output you want.