Math Symbols in Spanish

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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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