# How do you type a subtraction symbol?

### Table of Contents

- How do you type a subtraction symbol?
- How do you do minus in Word?
- What is the shortcut for the plus-minus symbol?
- Why does my minus key not work?
- How do you type a plus or minus sign?
- What is the +/- called?
- What is the minus sign called?
- What is another word for minus?
- How do you put the plus-minus sign together?
- How to type plus or minus symbol on computer?
- How do you select a symbol on a laptop?
- How do you type a symbol on a keyboard?
- Is there a shortcut for plus or minus in Microsoft Word?

### How do you type a subtraction symbol?

**Three answers:**

- On a Windows computer with a keyboard that has a proper numerical keypad, hold down ALT and type 45. ...
- In Word, go to Insert – Symbols – More Symbols – enter Character Code 2212 – press Shortcut Key button – type a shortcut such as CTRL-hyphen – Assign – Close. ...
- Type 2212 then (with no space) hit ALT-X.

### How do you do minus in Word?

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### What is the shortcut for the plus-minus symbol?

± Plus Minus Sign Alt Code

Symbol | ± |
---|---|

Symbol Name | Plus-minus sign Plus-or-minus sign |

Windows Alt Code | ALT 241 or ALT 0177 |

Windows Alt X Code | 00B1 ALT X |

Mac Option Key Shortcut | Option + Shift + = |

### Why does my minus key not work?

The most probable reason is the wrong keyboard language. It has **to be "English US"**. You can check and change the setting on the control panel. Open the Windows menu (Windows flag key right above the PRESET key).

### How do you type a plus or minus sign?

Microsoft Word offers a pre-defined shortcut key for some symbols such as plus-minus sign and minus-plus sign: Type 00b1 or 00B1 (does not matter, uppercase or lowercase) and **immediately press Alt+X to insert the** plus-minus symbol: ±

### What is the +/- called?

The plus–minus sign, ±, is a mathematical symbol with multiple meanings. ... In experimental sciences, the sign commonly indicates the confidence interval or error in a measurement, often the standard deviation or standard error.

### What is the minus sign called?

The name "**hyphen-minus**" is a Unicode invention; the character is referred to as a hyphen or a minus sign according to the context where it is being used. It is often called a "dash", though it is normally shorter than the dash characters.

### What is another word for minus?

In this page you can discover 21 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for minus, like: **subtract**, less, defect, negative, lacking, help, plus, zero, equal to, unrounded and diminished.

### How do you put the plus-minus sign together?

**Microsoft Word offers a pre-defined shortcut key for some symbols such as plus-minus sign and minus-plus sign:**

- Type 00b1 or 00B1 (does not matter, uppercase or lowercase) and immediately press Alt+X to insert the plus-minus symbol: ±
- Type 2213 and press Alt+X to insert the minus-plus symbol: ∓

### How to type plus or minus symbol on computer?

Quick Guide for typing the Plus or Minus symbol (±) To type the Plus or Minus Symbol anywhere on your PC or Laptop keyboard (like in Microsoft Word or Excel), press Option + Shift + = shortcut for Mac. And if you are using Windows, simply press down the Alt key and type 241 using the numeric keypad on the right side of your keyboard.

### How do you select a symbol on a laptop?

Select the symbol you want. Note that the selection of available symbols is much more limited than on a PC, and that each is caused by pressing and holding the Option key while pressing one or more of a variety of keys, rather than a strictly of a code.

### How do you type a symbol on a keyboard?

Find the symbol you want to type. Scroll through the list of symbols until you find the one you want to use. Select the symbol. Click once the symbol to select it. You should see the symbol enlarge slightly. Click Select. It's at the bottom of the window. The symbol will be added to the "Characters to copy" text field.

### Is there a shortcut for plus or minus in Microsoft Word?

Windows has several shortcuts, some of which works only in Microsoft Word. However, there’s a Windows shortcut for the Plus or Minus Sign that works across all applications. It is the alt code shortcut which is Alt+241 (will be discussed in the next section). The Plus or Minus Symbol shortcut for Microsoft Word is 00B1, Alt X.