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Basic Math Definitions

The Basic Operations

In math problems there are many ways of saying the same thing. We have collected some of them here



 Words Used


 Add, Addition, Sum, Plus, Increase, Total


 Subtract, Subtraction, Minus, Difference, Decrease, Take Away, Deduct


 Multiply, Multiplication, Product, By, Times, Lots Of


 Divide, Division, Quotient, Goes Into, How Many Times


Division has its own special words to remember.

Let's take the simple problem of dividing 22 by 5. The answer is 4, with 2 left over. Here we illustrate the important words:


Which is the same as:


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