THE ARITHMETIC OPERATORS

Arithmetic operators are used in mathematical expressions in the same way that they are used in algebra. The following table lists the arithmetic operators: Here A=10 and B=20.

Operator Description Example
+ Addition - Adds values on either side of the operator A + B will give 30
- Subtraction - Subtracts right hand operand from left hand operand A - B will give -10
* Multiplication - Multiplies values on either side of the operator A * B will give 200
/ Division - Divides left hand operand by right hand operand B / A will give 2
% Modulus - Divides left hand operand by right hand operand and returns remainder B % A will give 0
++ Increment - Increase the value of operand by 1 B++ gives 21
-- Decrement - Decrease the value of operand by 1 B-- gives 19