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Math Symbols in Spanish

Math Symbols in Spanish

Quick Answer

matemáticas  = mathematics
símbolos matemáticos  = mathematical symbols

How To Talk About Math in Spanish

Whether you're still taking math classes in school or just need to figure out how to calculate the tip on your next restaurant bill, knowing how to talk about and do math is an important skill in any language. In this article, we've prepared a list of the most common math-related words in Spanish to help you with all your future calculations!

Common Math Words

SpanishEnglish
número
 
number
número par
 
even number
número impar
 
odd number
número primo
 
prime number
número entero
 
integer
adición
 
addition
sustracción
 
subtraction
división
 
division
multiplicación
 
multiplication
cálculo
 
calculation
ecuación
 
equation
producto
 
product
fracción
 
fraction
porcentaje
 
percentage
decimal
 
decimal
función
 
function
promedio, media
 
average
aritmética
 
arithmetic
álgebra
 
algebra
geometría
 
geometry
cálculo
 
calculus

Math Symbols

SymbolSpanishEnglish
+
signo más
 
plus sign
-
signo menos
 
minus sign
÷
signo de división
 
division sign
×
signo de multiplicación
 
multiplication sign
=
signo de igualdad
 
equals sign
%
signo de porcentaje
 
percent sign
( )
paréntesis
 
parentheses
signo de raíz cuadrada
 
square root sign
<
menor que
 
less-than sign
>
mayor que
 
greater-than sign
menor o igual que
 
less-than or equal to sign
mayor o igual que
 
greater-than or equal to sign
signo de desigualdad
 
inequality sign
/
barra de fracciones
 
fraction slash

Now that you know the vocabulary and the symbols, let's take a look at how you might talk about a typical mathematical equation:

EquationSpanishEnglish
1 + 1 = 2
uno más uno es igual a dos
 
one plus one equals two
4 - 3 = 1
cuatro menos tres es igual a uno
 
four minus three is equal to one
4 ÷ 2 = 2
cuatro divido entre dos es igual a dos
 
four divided by two is equal to two
3 × 1 = 3
tres por uno es igual a tres
 
three times one is equal to three
90%
noventa por ciento
 
ninety percent
√4 = 2
la raíz cuadrada de cuatro es dos
 
the square root of four is two
3 < 5
tres es menor que cinco
 
three is less than five
7 > 5
siete es mayor que cinco
 
seven is greater than five
6 ≠ 8
seis no es igual a ocho
 
six is not equal to eight
1/3
un tercio
 
one third
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