A scalar quantity has a magnitude but no direction.

In vectors, a fixed numeric value is called a scalar.

A vector can be multiplied by a **scalar**.

When a vector **x** is multiplied by 3, the result is 3**x**.

When a vector **x** is multiplied by –2, the result is –2**x**.

In the above examples, 3 and –2 are scalars.

Related Topics:Vectors, Scalar Multiplication of Vectors

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