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What Is an Operator? (Mathematics Glossary)

What Is an Operator?

An operator is a symbol which show an operation.

The operators in arithmetic are:

Operator Symbol Operator Name Operation
Plus Addition
Minus Subtraction
Times Multiplication
Divide Division

Operations, Operators and Operands

The operations in arithmetic are addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

An operation is between two values called operands.

The type of operation is shown by the operator.

Addition Operation



Subtraction Operation



Multiplication Operation



Division Operation



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