# What does 'of' mean in algebra?

In Algebra, the word 'of' is commonly used in percentage and word problems, where it means that the given quantities should be multiplied.

## Answer: In Algebra, 'of' means to multiply.

Let's see some examples.

**Explanation:**

In math, 'of' is also considered as one of the arithmetic operations which means multiplication within the brackets.

For example, we need to find one-third** of** 30.

Mathematically, we re-write it as 1/3 of 30 = 1/3 × 30 = 10

The usage of the word 'of' in mathematics is context-driven.

In most cases, 'of' in algebra means multiplication.