Operators are symbols or characters that perform operations on one or more operands. This blog post will introduce the two types of operators, character and symbolic, and discuss how they operate.
Character Operators: Character operators require an operator symbol (such as +) followed by a sequence of operands from which the operator operates to produce an output value.
For example, ‘+’ is a character operator that adds numbers together to produce a sum. Symbolic Operators: Symbolic operators always have at least one input operand with an associated operation name (such as addition).
All other input operands must be compatible with this operation in order for it to work properly;
For example, if you want to use subtraction, all of the operands must be numbers or symbols in order for them to work properly.
A Division symbol is a character operator, and an Addition Symbol (plus sign) is the symbolic operator. A division symbol divides two values together to produce one value, while an addition symbol adds two values together to produce one result.
The general rule with operators: Symbolic Operators are less flexible than Character Operators but perform operations more quickly because they require fewer steps – only requiring input representation via numeric form if necessary; e.g., ‘+’ can operate on any number as long as the other inputs also represent numbers.” Symbolical Operators have at least one input operand with an associated operation name.