Phil Seamark continues a discussion on single-column fusion:
You may notice the [Package – Bag] measure uses the * (multiplication) operator in line 4 between a measure and what looks like a column filter.
The [base measure] performs a simple COUNTROWS aggregation and returns an INTEGER. This side of the equation makes sense, so let’s see what is going on with the DAX on the right-hand side of the * operator? The filter statement is encompassed with parenthesis, which automatically converts the expression to a TRUE/FALSE boolean value – which is then implicitly converted to an INTEGER value of either 0 or 1. It can’t be anything else.
The result of this double conversion is that we end up with a INTEGER * INTEGER to produce the number we see in the visual.
Click through for plenty more where that came from.