I need to make + and a dot representing multiplication in a circle. How to do it?

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    Do you mean $\bigodot$ and $\bigoplus$?
    – user11232
    Oct 11, 2013 at 0:02
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    Oct 11, 2013 at 0:03
  • @HarishKumar Oh yes!It works!
    – user38099
    Oct 11, 2013 at 0:04
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    Please thank @HarishKumar by accepting his answer (and voting it up). That's better than thanks in a comment. Oct 11, 2013 at 0:19
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    – user13907
    Oct 11, 2013 at 0:23

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Probably you need this:

$\bigodot$ \quad $\bigoplus$ \quad $\bigotimes$

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amssymb gives some variants:

$\odot$ \quad $\oplus$ \quad $\otimes$ \quad $\ominus$ \quad $\oslash$

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    If you're reading this, do you know how to invert the colors? Like, a white + sign in a black circle...
    – hola
    Dec 19, 2019 at 19:50
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    The drawback is that the "plus" or "minus" is in contact with the circle, which does not look always appropriate. For a small minus, there is \circleddash (U+229D ⊝). Sep 4, 2020 at 12:03
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    Note that if you're writing equations, for instance using the align block, it's important to use odot, oplus, ominus and not the bigo versions, unless you want ugly looking equations.
    – kmario23
    Jul 5, 2021 at 0:00

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