Let’s explore some basic arithmetic work that we can do with Java. There are five basic math operators that we’re going to cover in this lesson: **Addition, Subtraction, Division, Multiplication **and the **Modulus **operation. In oMatur existing Java application, create a new class called *Maths.java *(Make sure you include the main method!). Before we tackle each operation, create two int variables that we can work with. Here’s an example:

Alright let’s dive in!

**Addition**

Simple enough, we are basically adding one number to another to make another. Not mind bending at all. Here’s an example:

So using our two ints that we initialized earlier, we’d expect the value of addition to be 12.

**Subtraction**

Again, pretty simple. We subtract the value of one variable from another. Like this:

**Division**

Dividing one value by another. In our example, we are dividing 10 by 2. We can divide values in Java by using the / key. Like this:

**Multiplication**

Multiplying one value by another. We can do this by using the * key.

**Modulus**

This is a special case, as this operation determines the remainder of dividing two numbers. The modulus symbol is % and we can use it like this:

Alright, now that we’ve covered the basic operations, let’s create some output. We’ll do this by just printing it to the console.

Which creates this output:

That’s all there is to it. In our next lesson, we’ll start to cover a more interesting topic, operators!

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