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Arithmetic operator

A computer programming term

Most programs process data in some form.

Arithmetic operators are part of the computer programming language being used and they undertake the standard mathematical calculations of add (+), subtract (-), multiply (*), divide (/), exponentiation (^). In addition a modulus operator may be available that returns the remainder of a division, often termed MOD or sometimes the language uses the percentage sign as a modulus division : 20 % 3