# Math Vocabulary

Knowing some math-related vocabulary is very useful. In this article, you will find some basic (and a little more advanced) math expressions as well as examples on how to use them.**+** is spelled * plus*.

Example:

*2*is spelled

**+**3*two*.

**plus**threeWhen we want to construct a sentence with a verb, we need to use the verb

*.*

**add**Example:

*one to four. How much do you got, Mike?*

**Add**The noun from

*add*is

*.*

**adding**Example:

By

*two positive numbers you get a positive number.*

**adding**

**-** is spelled * minus*.

Example:

*2 - 3*is spelled

*four*.

**minus**threeWhen we want to construct a sentence with a verb, we need to use the verb

*.*

**subtract**Example:

*one from four. How much do you got, John?*

**Subtract**The noun from

*subtract*is

*.*

**subtraction**Example:

*may not be easy at first for the youngest.*

**Subtraction**

**/** or **÷** is spelled * (divided) by*.

Example:

**is spelled**

*8/4**eight*

**(divided) by**four.When we want to construct a sentence with a verb, we need to use the verb * divide*.

Example:

Let's * divide *16 by 4. Can anyone tell me what the result is?

The noun from

*multiply*is

*.*

**division**Example:

*is taught early in the primary school.*

**Division**

**x** or ***** is spelled *times.*

Example:** 4*5 **is spelled

*four*

**times**five.When we want to construct a sentence with a verb, we need to use the verb * multiply*.

Example:

Let's * Multiply *five by six. Can anyone tell me what the result is?

The noun from

*multiply*is

*.*

**multiplication**Example:

*is taught early in the primary school.*

**Multiplication**

**=** is spelled *equals*

Example:** 3 + 2 = 5 **is spelled

*three plus two*

**equals**five.The noun from

*multiply*

**equation**.

Example:

An **equation** is a mathematical statement, in symbols, that two things are exactly the same.

**<** is spelled ** less than**.

Example:** 5 < 10** is spelled

*five is*

**less than**ten.

**>** is spelled*greater*** than**.

Example:**12 > 8** is spelled *twelve is greater than eight*

** 1/2** is spelled

*.*

**one half**Example:** 1 1/2 **is spelled

*one and*

**one half**.

* 1/3* is spelled

*.*

**one third**Example:* 3 1/3* is spelled

*three and*

**one third**.

* 1/4* is spelled

**.**

*one quarter*Example:**2 1/4** *is spelled two and one quarter*.

*5/9**,* *2/3**,* ** 5/6** is spelled

*,*

**five ninths****,**

*two thirds*

*five sixths*.Example:* 4 2/3* is spelled

**.**

*four and two thirds*

**%** is spelled * percent*.

Example:**98%** is spelled **ninety eight percent**.

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