Arithmetic Terms in Spanish Posted by on Jul 17, 2009 in Spanish Culture

Here are some useful arithmetic vocabulary terms in Spanish:

Tres más dos son cinco. (Three plus two is five.)
Cinco menos tres son dos. (Five minus three is two.)
Tres por cuatro son doce. (Three times four is twelve.)
Doce (dividido) entre cuatro son tres. (Twelve divided by four is three.)
Doce dividido por cuatro son tres. (Twelve divided by four is three.)

el cubo de — the cube of
el cuadrado de — the square of
ecuación — equation
elevado a la enésima potencia — raised to the nth power
igual a — equals
número entero — integer
quebrado, fracción — fraction
raíz cuadrada — square root
raíz cúbica — cube root

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  1. Spanish Flags:

    Muchas gracias.

  2. Beth:

    In math problems where the answer is zero or one, would equals change from “son” to “es”?

    cuatro menos tres es uno?