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.



Comments (1)

  1. Computers Today (part 1 of 6)…/computers-today.aspx


    CS SPOTLIGHT: Girls in computer programming… why it matters!!!…/cs-spotlight-girls-in-computer-programming-why-it-matters.aspx

    Computational Thinking – Videos & Papers by Jeannette Wing…/computational-thinking-videos-amp-papers-by-jeannette-wing.aspx