# FAQ: Introduction to JavaScript - Arithmetic Operators

This community-built FAQ covers the “Arithmetic Operators” exercise from the lesson "Introduction to JavaScript ".

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3 posts were split to a new topic: What is the difference between printing `3 + 4` and `'3 + 4'`?

Kind of a funny lesson =)

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7 posts were split to a new topic: How does Javascript handle a negative modulo? (`-5 % 20`)

why is it when i do ‘‘console.log(240/65)’’. it says ‘‘Did you divide 65?’’

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Are you sure of your understanding of `divide 65 by 240`?

yeah i do understand

So have you sorted out your question, then?

Do I need to put spaces between the symbols in parentheses or it’s ok to go without them? like “console.log(3 + 4)” or “console.log(3+4)”

Welcome, @py9568079721.

No, spaces are not needed; however, keeping white space around operators lets them stand out and makes readability and debugging much easier so it is recommended.

``````y = m * x + b
``````

as opposed to,

``y=m*x+b``
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Idk why im even paying for this site…

var age = 21;
console.log(age + 3.5);

Results in the Console logging 24.5

Still i the Result doesnt count and i need to go to baby level ???
console.log(21 + 3.5);

Did the instructions ask us to create a variable for our age? Seems the author meant for us to literally write it into the console.log() statement.

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“/” is the JavaScript way to divide

Why does the remainder of console.log(5%20) = 5 and not 0?