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science physics# What are the keywords for subtraction?

Last Updated: 2nd February, 2020

**Keywords**like sum, add, combine, and more than indicate addition.

**Keywords**like minus, difference, fewer, and take away indicate

**subtraction**.

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Keeping this in consideration, what are the key words for addition and subtraction?

The Basic Operations

Symbol | Words Used |
---|---|

+ | Addition, Add, Sum, Plus, Increase, Total |

− | Subtraction, Subtract, Minus, Less, Difference, Decrease, Take Away, Deduct |

× | Multiplication, Multiply, Product, By, Times, Lots Of |

÷ | Division, Divide, Quotient, Goes Into, How Many Times |

how many is add or subtract? **Addition**-sum, altogether, all, in all, together, total, total number, **add**, increase, increased by, more than. **Subtraction**-minus, greater than, take away, fewer than, less than, **subtract**, decreased by.

In this way, what are the keywords for multiplication?

**Multiplication keywords**

- Because PRODUCT OF is a leading keyword that corresponds to AND, underline the words before and after AND: “seven” and “a number.”
- Circle the leading keyword and indicate the corresponding AND that it defines.
- Translate each underlined expression and replace AND with a times sign.

What is a turn around word in math?

**Turn around words** are **words** that cause the number to be written after the variable. The **turn around words** are "than" and "from". Anyone who teaches algebra I knows that students have trouble writing an algebraic expression for "4 less than 3 times a number" or "13 subtracted from a number is 20."