## Symbols used in Arithmetic

Symbol | Name | Example | Read as |
---|---|---|---|

+ | Plus | 8 + 4 | 8 plus 4 |

– | Minus | 8 – 4 | 8 minus 4 |

÷ | Divide | 8 ÷ 4 | 8 divided by 4 |

× | Multiply | 8 × 4 | 8 multiplied by 4 |

% | Percentage | 25 % 100 | 25 percent of 100 |

> | Greater than | 8 > 4 | 8 is greater than 4 |

< | Less than | 4 < 8 | 4 is less than 8 |

≥ | Greater than equal to | a ≥ b | a is greater than or equal to b |

≤ | Less than equal to | b ≤ a | b is less than or equal to a |

= | equal to | 6 = 6 | 6 is equal to 6 |

≠ | does not equal to | 8 ≠ 4 | 8 does not equal to 4 |

≈ | Approximately equal to | 8.786 ≈ 8.79 | 8.786 is approximately equal to 8.79 |

± | Plus minus | ± 2 | Plus minus 2 |

≡ | Equivalent | a ≡ b | a is equivalent to b |