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1 Math Resources Lost in Translation - Words that Mean Operations/Symbols in Algebra These words, when read in word problems, often mean the operations or symbols that they are grouped with. Plus More More than Added to Addition Increased by Sum (+) Total Sum of Increase of Gain of Product Double Triple Multiplication Times Of (x) Twice Twice as much Half Multiplied by Is Was Will be The same as Equals Equal to Equals Yields Results in (=) Are Is equivalent to The Learning Center at RCC Subtraction (-) Division () Less than (<) Less than or Equal to (<) Greater Than (>) Greater than or equal to (>) Minus Less Decreased by Subtract Fewer Difference Take away Loss of **Less than **Subtracted from Quotient Divided equally Divided by Divided Per Divided into Goes into Ratio Is less than Is less than or equal to Is at most Cannot exceed No more than Is greater than Is more than Must exceed Is greater than or equal to Is at least No less than Created by A McNeill