Arithmetic/Introduction to Operations

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There are four basic operators, which are used to work with numbers for uses besides counting. They are:

  • addition
  • subtraction
  • multiplication (The symbols * and are also used to multiply)
  • division (The symbol / is also used to divide)

Addition[edit | edit source]

Addition is the total of two numbers. For example:

Subtraction[edit | edit source]

Subtraction is the opposite of addition, which is the taking away of one number from another. For example:

Multiplication[edit | edit source]

Multiplication is the adding of a number a certain number of times. So:


Division[edit | edit source]

Division is the splitting of a number into a number of equal parts. For example: