# What is Arithmetic Operators?

Arithmetic Operators are symbols that can be used to represent mathematical operations. The most common arithmetic operators are addition (+), subtraction (-), multiplication (*), and division (/).

These symbols are used for doing math on some numbers by following these steps:

- decide which operation you want to do first.
- write the first number “above” the symbol of the operation you want to use.
- write the second number on the “line” below the first one.
- do whatever is listed next!

In order for this process to work properly, it is important that all numbers be written using a numeral (1’s and 0’s). If any non-numerical values appear in your input, they will need to be replaced with a 0 before performing the arithmetic operation.

Arithmetic Operators can help make math a little bit easier! Although it may still be a little difficult to understand, the process for using them is really simple.

Just remember that if you want to do multiplication, have 2 numbers on top of each other with an * in between.

If you want to do division, have 2 numbers with a / in between. And don’t forget about parentheses! Without them, your arithmetic operation might not give you the answer you are looking for!