Mathematical Equations in English
As ESL learners, have you ever thought of how to pronounce mathematical equations. We list many examples to demonstrate how to pronounce basic equations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
"Plus" and "and" are both used to add numbers. "Plus" is more common. We use "minus" to subtract numbers. If a number is negative, simply use "negative" before the number. The symbol "=" is pronounced as "equals." In a more casual manner, you may use "is" referring to "equals."
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01.
How much is 1 plus 2?
02.
What is 1 plus 2? (more common)
03.
1 + 2 = 3 (One plus two equals three.)
04.
1 + 2 = 3 (One plus two is three.)
05.
1 + 2 = 3 (One and two is three.)
06.
9 + 8 = 17 (Nine plus eight equals seventeen.)
07.
23 + 46 = 69 (Twenty-three plus fourty-six equals sixty-nine.)
08.
What is 8 minus 2?
09.
8-2 = 6 (Eight minus two equals six.)
10.
8-2 = 6 (Eight minus two is six.)
11.
16-7 = 9 (Sixteen minus seven equals nine.)
12.
30-45 = -15 (Thirty minus forty-five equals negative fifteen.)
Listen to multiplication and division
When multiplying numbers, you can use "times" and "multiplied by." The phrase "divided by" is used to divide numbers.
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13.
What is 7 times 3?
14.
7 x 3 = 21 (Seven times three equals twenty-one.)
15.
7 x 3 = 21 (Seven multiplied by three equals twenty-one.)
16.
8 x 9 = 72 (Eight times nine equals seventy-two.)
17.
30 x 4 = 120 (Thirty times four equals one hundred and twenty.)
18.
What is 6 divided by 2?
19.
6 / 2 = 3 (Six divided by two is three. )
20.
72 / 9 = 8 (Seventy-two divided by nine is eight.)
21.
100 / 4 = 25 (One hundred divided by four equals twenty-five.)
Listen to squared and cubed
Below is a list of more examples of mathematical equations. If you don't have any ideas about the terms of square root, squared, cubed, etc, please have a look at the illustration above.
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22.
The square root of 9 is 3.
23.
5 squared is 25.
24.
2 cubed equals 8.
25.
2 to the power of 10 is 1024.
26.
2 to the 10th power is 1024.
27.
16 is greater than 14.
28.
23 is less than 25.