The awk programming language provides a set of [[dyadic?]] arithmetic operators for performing basic arithmetic on [[integer?]] and [[floating_point?]] values.

print 6 + 3 # addition
print 8 - 3 # subtraction
print 6 * 3 # multiplication
print 10 / 4 # division
print 10 % 4 # modulus

## The awk programming language does not provide an exponent operator

Traditionally, the awk programming language does not provide an exponent operator.

## The backslash symbol may not be used for integer division

Traditionally, the awk programming language does not support the use of a backslash symbol as an [[integer_division?]] operator.

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