# 'of' Means in Algebra

## Question: What does 'of' mean in algebra?

In general 'of' means associated with or a part of something.

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

Let's see some examples

## Explanation:

In maths, 'of' is also considered as one of the arithmetic operations meaning multiplication within the parenthesis.

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

Mathematically, we re-write it as1/3 of 30 = 1/3 × 30 = 10

The usage of the word 'of' in mathematics is context drive.

Sometimes,

- 2
**out of**5 is re-written as 2/5 or 2:5 - function
**of**x is re-written as f(x).

Mostly, 'of' in algebra means multiplication.

### Thus, In Algebra, 'of' means to multiply.

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