# Number sentence

A number sentence is used to express an arithmetic operation. It is written by using numerals to represent numbers.

Examples with whole numbers

Addition sentence | : | 5 + 3 = 8 |

Subtraction sentence | : | 6 - 4 = 2 |

Multiplication sentence | : | 7 × 8 = 56 |

Division sentence | : | 8 ÷ 2 = 4 |

Number sentences can also be written with fractions, decimals, negative numbers, etc.

See also addition sentence, division sentence, equation, multiplication sentence, subtraction sentence.