What does the word "sum" mean in math?


In math, the term “sum” is the aggregate or total of two or more numbers and implies addition. The sum or summation is the result of adding two or more numbers together.

Asking for the sum total of two or more numbers indicates that the numbers should be added together. For example, what is the sum of five and two? The sum of five and two is seven. Another way to write the problem is five plus two equals seven. Eleven is the sum of five, four and two. This also can be written as five plus four plus two equals 11. Often the term ”sum” is frequently found in math word problems.

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