# Python Math: Multiply two integers without using the * operator in python

## Python Math: Exercise-19 with Solution

Write a Python program to multiply two integers without using the * operator.

**Sample Solution**:

**Python Code:**

```
def multiply(x, y):
if y < 0:
return -multiply(x, -y)
elif y == 0:
return 0
elif y == 1:
return x
else:
return x + multiply(x, y - 1)
print(multiply(3, 5));
```

Sample Output:

15

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