# The Names of Numbers in Math Problems

## The variable A will represent the 1st number, B will represent the 2nd number & C will represent the 3rd number, which is the correct answer to the math problem.

## Addition:

## A + B = C

## Both A & B are the addends & C is the sum or total.

## Subtraction:

## A - B = C

## A is the minuend, B is the subtrahend & C is the difference.

## Multiplication:

## A × B = C

## A is the multiplicand, B is the multiplier & C is the product.

## Division:

## A ÷ B = C

## A is the dividend or numerator, B is the divisor or denominator & C is the quotient or fraction. (C is especially called a fraction if it isn't an integer!)

### Note: If A is not evenly divisible by B, then there will also be a 4th number called the *remainer!*

## Exponentiation:

## A^B = A^{B} = C

## A is the base, B is the exponent & C is the power.

### Note: When B is equal to a non-integer, consider *radicals!* Why? Because raising a number to the power of a non-integer, like ½, is the same as calculating the *square root!* It depends on what the *numerator* is or what the *denominator* is...

### Okay, I'll give you a little hint about it:

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