## Kotlin Multiplication Assignment Operator

Kotlin Multiplication Assignment Operator is used to multiply the left operand with the product of left and right operands.

### Syntax

The syntax to use Multiplication Assignment operator is

`x *= value`

where

`x`

is the variable name`*=`

is the symbol used for Multiplication Assignment operator`value`

is the value that we would like to multiply to that of in a variable`x`

The above expression is equivalent to

`x = x * value`

## Examples

### Multiply the value in x by 5

In the following program, we take a variable: `x`

with an initial value of `21`

. Using Multiplication Assignment operator, we multiply the value in `x`

by `5`

.

**Kotlin Program**

```
fun main() {
var x = 21
x *= 5
println(x)
}
```

**Output**

`105`

**Explanation**

```
x *= 5
x = x * 5
x = 21 * 5
x = 105
```