## ##$$$ Distributive Property of Multiplication

Difference Definition In math, a difference is the result of subtracting numbers from each other. It comes from the Latin word “differentia” which means “carrying away” or “differing”. The first number in a difference is called the minuend and the second number is called the subtrahend. A difference can be an unsimplified expression like the […]

## ###$ Factor

What is a sum? A sum is the result of numbers or expressions being added together. It comes from the Latin word “summus” which means “total”. The first number in a sum is called the augend and the remaining numbers are called the addends. A sum can be an unsimplified expression like the left side […]

## ####$ Product

What is a sum? A sum is the result of numbers or expressions being added together. It comes from the Latin word “summus” which means “total”. The first number in a sum is called the augend and the remaining numbers are called the addends. A sum can be an unsimplified expression like the left side […]

## ###$$ Quotient

What is a sum? A sum is the result of numbers or expressions being added together. It comes from the Latin word “summus” which means “total”. The first number in a sum is called the augend and the remaining numbers are called the addends. A sum can be an unsimplified expression like the left side […]

## #$ Augend

What is an augend? An augend is a number that other numbers are added to. It comes from the Latin word “augendus” which means “to be increased”. I just learned this word today as I was doing research for this page about addends. So, if you’ve never heard of it, don’t feel bad. I’ve been […]

## #$$ Minuend

What is a minuend? A minuend is a number that other numbers are subtracted from. It comes from the Latin word “minuendus” which means “to be diminished”. The number that is subtracted is called the subtrahend. Expressions that have subtrahends subtracted from minuends are called differences. The answer to a subtraction problem is also called […]

## ##$ Sum

## ##$ Divisor

Divisor Definition A divisor is a number that other numbers are divided by. It comes from the French word “diviseur” which means “divider”. In a division problem, it represents the number of groups that the original amount is equally divided between. The “original amount” that is divided by the divisor is called the dividend. The […]

## ####$ Difference

Difference Definition In math, a difference is the result of subtracting numbers from each other. It comes from the Latin word “differentia” which means “carrying away” or “differing”. The first number in a difference is called the minuend and the second number is called the subtrahend. A difference can be an unsimplified expression like the […]

## ##$$ Addend

Addend Definition An addend is a number that is added to another number. It comes from the Latin word “addendus” which means “to be added”. The number it is added to is called the augend. However, this word is not very well-known. So, most people just call the augend an “addend”. Both words will work, […]