object of a mathematical operation, quantity on which an operation is performed

In mathematics, an operand is a number or variable being worked on in an equation or inequality. In , the operands are and , and the operator is .


In  , the operands are 3, 5 and 2, and the operators are   and  .

Name of operandsEdit

Operands have different names depending on the operation that is done to them.

  Addition: addend

  Subtraction: minuend & subtrahend

  Multiplication: factor

  Division: dividend & divisor

  Exponentiation: base & exponent

  Root: index & radicand

  Logarithm: base & power

\ Modulation: modulend & modulator

  Factorial: index

  Summation: summand

  Product: multiplicand

  Limit: index & limit

  Nearest integer: index

  Floor: index

  Ceiling: index

  Integer part: index

{ } Fractional part: index

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