Binary Operators in Small Basic

When learning Small Basic (and most all programming languages), you'll need to know a few quick things about 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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