# Python Program To Multiply Two Numbers

## Problem Definition

Create a Python program to multiply two numbers.

## Program

```
num_1 = 2
num_2 = 3
product = num_1 * num_2
print("Product of {} and {} is {}".format(num_1, num_2,product))
```

#### Output

`Product of 2 and 3 is 6`

First, the two numbers are stored in the variables `num_1`

and `num_2`

, respectively. Multiplication in Python is done by ( `*`

) operator, Then the result is saved in the product variable and printed out using string formatting.

To learn more about string formatting in Python read – How To Use String Formatting In Python

However, the more memory-efficient way to perform a multiplication in Python is by not using any variables at all it can be done in a line, but it can make the code hard to read.

```
print(2*3)
```

#### Output

`6`

## Problem Definition

Create a Python Program to multiply two numbers provided by the user in real-time.

## Program

```
num_1 = input("Enter the first number")
num_2 = input("Enter the second number")
product = float(num_1) * float(num_2)
print("Product of {} and {} is {}".format(num_1, num_2,product))
```

#### Output

```
Enter the first number 2
Enter the second number 3
Product of 2 and 3 is 6.0
```

In this program first, we are taking user input with the built-in `input()`

function of Python then before multiplying the numbers we are converting the inputs to float type using the `float()`

function because the `input()`

function returns the object as a string.

To learn more about Python data types read the following articles.