Binary Operators


The arithmetic operators (+,–,*,/) are called binary operators because they require two operands:one operand on each side of the operator.

For example:

5 – 3

In that example…

  • 5 and 3 are the operands
  • “-” is the binary operator

The (–) operator is also used to negate a number (like –5). In this case, –5 is called a unary operator, because it has only one operand.

 

 


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