# Basic Math Symbols

### Mathematics Symbols

### Mathematics Terms

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### Postulates and theorems

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## Basic Math Symbols

This is a list of the most common math symbols:

Symbol | Definition | Example |
---|---|---|

\(+\) | addition | \(5+4=9\) |

\(-\) | subtraction | \(5-4=1\) |

\(\mp\) | plus - minus, both plus and minus operations | \(5\mp4=9\) and \(1\) |

\(\pm\) | minus - plus, both minus and plus operations | \(5\mp4=1\) and \(9\) |

\(*\) | multiplication | \(5*4=20\) |

\(\times\) | multiplication | \(5\times4=20\) |

\(\bullet\) | multiplication | \(5\bullet4=20\) |

\(\div\) | division | \(5\div 4=1.25\) |

\(/\) | division | \(5/4=1.25\) |

\(-\) | horizontal line is for division / fraction | \(\frac {5} {4} =1.25\) |

\(.\) | decimal point | \(5.4\) |

\(=\) | equal | \(5+4=9\) |