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The **arithmetic operators** in `R`

are used to perform mathematical operations. The most common arithmetic operators, alongside their names and examples, are shown in the table below:

Operator |
Name |
Examples |
---|---|---|

`+` |
Addition operator: Takes the sum of two operands |
`3 + 2 = 5` |

`-` |
Subtraction operator: Subtracts the right operand from the left operand |
`3 - 2 = 1` |

`*` |
Multiplication operator: Takes the multiplication of the operands |
`3 * 2 = 6 ` |

`/` |
Division operator: Takes the division of the operands |
`6 / 2 = 3` |

`^` |
Exponential: Takes the power of an operand against the other |
`3 ^ 2 = 9` |

`%%` |
Modulus operator: Returns the remainder integer after the division of the operands |
`3 %% 2 = 1` |

`%/%` |
Integer division operator: Returns the integer part of a division and does away with the decimal part |
`16 % / % 3 = 5 ` |

Let’s write a code to include all the assignment operators highlighted in the table above:

x <- 16 y <- 3 paste('x = ', x ) paste('y = ', y) # Using the addition operator paste('x + y = ', x + y) # using the subtraction operator paste('x - y = ', x - y) # using the multiplication operator paste('x * y = ', x * y) # using the division operator paste('x / y = ', x / y) # using the exponential operator paste('x ^ y = ', x ^ y) # using the modulus operator paste('x %% y = ', x %% y) # using the integer division operator paste('x %/% y = ', x %/% y)

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