**Ansible - Multiplication**
by
Jeremy Canfield |
Updated: October 05 2023
| Ansible articles

Here is a simple example of how you can perform multiplication in Ansible.

```
---
- hosts: localhost
tasks:
- name: multiplication example
set_fact:
result: "{{ 5 * 2 }}"
- debug:
var: result
...
```

Which should return the following.

```
ok: [localhost] => {
"result": "10"
}
```

Likewise, you should be able to work with decimal point numbers and variables, perhaps something like this.

```
---
- hosts: localhost
vars:
mynumber: 5.75
tasks:
- name: multiplication example
set_fact:
result: "{{ mynumber * 1.25 }}"
- debug:
var: result
...
```

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