My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of an addend:

  • An addend is any number being added.

  • Addends may be whole numbers, fractions, decimals, integers, real numbers, and imaginary numbers.

  • Addends may be polynomials.


Use the link below to further study examples of an addend.

Addend Activity


Sum, minuend, and subtrahend.

38 plus 12 equals 50. 50 labeled sum. 50 minus 38 equals 12. 50 labeled minuend. 50 minus 38 equals 12. 38 labeled subtrahend.

TEKS: 1(3)(C)