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justaguide eNotes educator| Certified Educator

2*2 represents the product of 2 and 2.

2*2 is the same as 2 added to itself, or 2*2 = 2 + 2 = 4

lilylee | Student

First you have to remember that the little star in between the two two's will always be mulitplication and then all you have to do is do your math:  2 x 2 = 4

Two times two equals four.