Basic Math Symbols

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Basic Math Symbols

This is a list of the most common math symbols:

SymbolDefinitionExample
\(+\) 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 \(5+4=9\)