Pronunciation: /əˈrɪθmətɪk/ Explain

Arithmetic is the branch of mathematics dealing with computing with numbers. Basic arithmetic involves addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and taking roots of numbers. Number theory, which includes divisibility of numbers, prime numbers, and remainders left after division, is sometimes called theoretical arithmetic.


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