Number of words multiplied by the number of lines in Linux

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    Number of words multiplied by the number of lines in Linux

    You can do that with "wc",

    1. wc - l for the number of lines
    2. wc -w for the number of words

    Hoe should one combine these 2, let's say if I want to multiply the number of words with the number of lines from file a and b respectively?

    Thanks

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    Look into bc and dc.
    My best code is written with the delete key.

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    For a file named e.c:
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    echo `expr $(cat e.c|wc -l) \* $(cat e.c|wc -c)`

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