# 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]

Addition is the total of two numbers. For example:

## Subtraction[edit]

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

## Multiplication[edit]

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

etc.

## Division[edit]

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