Basic mathematical symbols

Below, find a comprehensive list of most basic mathematical symbols used in basic math.

Symbols Meaning Symbols Meaning


<

>



=









÷

×

+





°

π

A

m

S.A.

L.A

B

V

^

DABC

square root

less than

greater than

not equal

equal

equivalent

approximately

smaller or equal

bigger or equal

division

multiplication

addition

subtraction

angle

degree

pi (3.14)

area

slope of a line

surface area

lateral area

area of base

volume

perpendicular

triangle ABC





%

±

GCF

LCM

|

a : b

an

||

|  |

()

b

h

p or P

l

w

C

-a

d

b1, b2

r

∠ABC

m∠ABC

fraction bar

right angle sign

percent sign

plus or minus sign

greatest common factor

least common multiple

divides

ratio

a to the nth power

parallel lines

sign for absolute value

parentheses for grouping

base length

height

perimeter

Length or slant height

width

circumference

opposite of a

diameter or distance

base lengths of a trapezoid

rate or radius

angle ABC

refers to the measure of angle ABC




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