# +

[Arithmetic Operators]

## Description

Addition is one of the four primary arithmetic operations. The operator `+` (plus) operates on two operands to produce the sum.

## Syntax

`sum = operand1 + operand2;`

## Parameters

`sum`: variable. Allowed data types: `int``float``double``byte``short``long`.
`operand1`: variable or constant. Allowed data types: `int``float``double``byte``short``long`.
`operand2`: variable or constant. Allowed data types: `int``float``double``byte``short``long`.

## Example Code

```int a = 5;
int b = 10;
int c = 0;
c = a + b;  // the variable 'c' gets a value of 15 after this statement is executed```

## Tips

1. The addition operation can overflow if the result is larger than that which can be stored in the data type (e.g. adding 1 to an integer with the value 32,767 gives -32,768).
2. If one of the numbers (operands) are of the type float or of type double, floating point math will be used for the calculation.
3. If the operands are of float / double data type and the variable that stores the sum is an integer, then only the integral part is stored and the fractional part of the number is lost.
```float a = 5.5;
float b = 6.6;
int c = 0;
c = a + b;  // the variable 'c' stores a value of 12 only as opposed to the expected sum of 12.1```

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