By Alvin Alexander. Last updated: March 8, 2018

AppleScript math FAQ: Can you show some examples of basic AppleScript math operations, like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division?

Sure, let's take a look at some AppleScript math examples.

## AppleScript addition syntax/examples

To add a few numbers together just use the normal `set`

syntax and the `+`

operator, like this AppleScript addition example:

set one to 1 set two to 2 set answer to one + two display dialog answer

That example displays the number 3.

## AppleScript subtraction syntax/examples

Here's a similar example, but this time using AppleScript subtraction:

set one to 1 set two to 2 set answer to two - one display dialog answer

That will display the number 1.

## AppleScript multiplication syntax/examples

AppleScript multiplication looks like this:

set one to 1 set two to 2 set answer to two * two * two * two display dialog answer

## AppleScript division syntax/examples

Finally, AppleScript division looks like this:

set one to 1 set two to 2 set answer to one / two display dialog answer