Vikidia currently has 2,392 articles. Improve it!

Join Vikidia: create your account now and improve it!

Arithmetic

From Vikidia, the encyclopedia for 8 to 13-year-old children that everybody can make better
Jump to: navigation, search
four function calculator and pen and paper
Calculator

Arithmetic is the study of certain kinds of numbers and ways they can change each other.

Usually today arithmetic is about numbers bigger than zero which are real numbers.

The things you can do in arithmetic are addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

The name comes from the Greek word arithmos which means "number".

Arithmetic has many practical uses in daily use. For example, adding up prices at the store. Or figuring out the tip at a restaurant.

Arithmetic symbols.svg Mathematics Portal — All articles about mathematics.