# Mathematical symbols, fractions, decimals in English

The table below shows the way how we say mathematical symbols, fractions and decimals in English.

Write | Read |
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2 + 2 = 4 | 2 and/plus 2 equal/eguals 4 2 and 2 is/are four 2 and 2 make/makes |

9 - 3 = 6 | 9 minus 3 equals 6 9 take away 3 equals 6 3 from 9 equals/is/makes 6 |

9 x 3 = 27 | 9 multiplied by 3 equals 27 9 times 3 is 27 Three nines (lub nine threes) are 27 |

9 / 3 = 3 | 9 divided by (lub over) 3 equals 3 3 into nine is/goes 3 |

3% | three per cent |

3 1/2% | three and a half per cent |

3% | three per cent |

3.5% | three point five per cent |

1/4 | a / one quarter |

2 1/4 | two and a quarter |

1/2 | a / one half |

2 1/2 | two and a half |

3/4 | three quarters |

3 3/4 | three and three quarters |

45.987 | forty five point nine eight seven |