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Vocabulary
math

Inputs and outputs
xa number
ya number
za number


Word description
Multiplies two numbers.
Multiplication of fixnums may overflow and convert the result to a bignum.
Multiplication of bignums always yields a bignum.
Multiplication of floats always yields a float.
Multiplication of ratios and complex numbers proceeds using the relevant mathematical rules.


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