## Words for Operations

Note: The English language is notoriously imprecise, and these suggested translations should be taken only as a guide, not as absolutes.

 Subtraction minus “a number minus 2” x – 2 difference between “the difference between a number and 8” x – 8 from “2 from a number” n – 2 less “a number less 3” n – 3 less than “3 less than a number” y – 3 fewer than “2 fewer than a number” y – 2 decreased by “a number decreased by 2” x – 2 take away “a number take away 2” x – 2 Addition plus “a number plus 2” x + 2 and “3 and a number” 3 + n added to “8 added to a number” x + 8 greater than “3 greater than a number” n + 3 more than “3 more than a number” y + 3 increased by “a number increased by 2” y + 2 total “the total length” l1 + l2 sum of “The sum of length and width” l + w Multiplication times “5 times a number” 5n product “The product of 3 and a number” 3y at “3 at 1.59” 3 ´ 1.59 double, triple, etc. “double a number” 2x twice “twice a number” 2y of (fractions of) “three-fourths of a number” Division quotient of “The quotient of 5 and a number” Half of “half of a number” goes into “a numbergoes into 6 twice” per “The price is \$8 per 50” Equals Is, is the same as, gives, will be, was, is equivalent to