# '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.