## Arithmetic Operators## 1995 Version of ANSI (Equivalent to Current ISO Version) of Standard |

The binary operators `+ - * / \ # **` are called
the arithmetic binary operators. They operate on the numeric
interpretations of their operands, and they produce numeric (in
one case, integer) results.

+ | produces the algebraic sum. |

- | produces the algebraic difference. |

* | produces the algebraic product. |

/ | produces the algebraic quotient. Note that the
sign of the quotient is negative if and only if one operand is
positive and one operand is negative. Division by zero causes an
error condition with ecode="M9". |

\ | produces the integer interpretation of the result of the algebraic quotient. |

# | produces the value of the left operand modulo the
right argument. It is defined only for nonzero values of its
right operand, as follows.A # B = A (B * floor(A/B))where floor ( x) = the largest integer '> x. |

** | produces the exponentiated value of the left operand, raised to the power of the right operand. Results producing complex numbers (eg, even numbered roots of negative numbers) are not defined. |

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