Total

The total is all of a quantity or amount.

Example
In all, 27 students were going on a field trip. Five students could ride in each car. What was the total number of cars needed?
27 / 5 = 5 with a remainder of 2
The total number of cars needed was 6
Total can also mean "sum" or "to find the sum."
The total (sum) of 2 + 3 is 5
Total (find the sum of) the following numbers:
5 + 3 + 2 + 8

Related word totality.