PHP has both integer and float (decimal) number types. These two types can be classified under the generic title numbers.
Valid numbers can be anything like:   8,   258,   -37,   89.25,   -3.5785,   5.5e2
- Number-type values are never quoted. The numbers added within quotes are strings with numeric values.
PHP supports a maximum integer of around two billion on most platforms (UNIX and Windows). With numbers larger than that, PHP will automatically use a floating-point type.

1. Numbers and Operator

The mathematical operators are specific symbols that performs mathematical calculations.
Operators act on the variables and numbers presented in PHP instructions.

The standard mathematical (Arithmetic) operators


Assignment Operators


The mathematical calculations in PHP, as in arithmetic, are taken into account the operators precedence (the order in which complex calculations are made). If you want to force the execution order, you must group clauses in parentheses. Check the fallowing example:
<?php
$x = 8 + 3 * 5 -2;
echo $x;                  // 21 (first 3*5 [15], then adds 8 and substract 2 )

$x = (8+3) * (5-2);
echo '<br />'. $x;        // 33  (first 8+3  [11], then  5-2 [3], then makes the multiplication  11*3 [33] )
?>

2. PHP mathematical functions

Along with the arithmetic operators you can use PHP mathematical functions for more complex operations.
Here are some examples of functions:

Daily Test with Code Example

HTML
CSS
JavaScript
PHP-MySQL
Which HTML5 tag defines marked text? (can be used to highlight parts of text)
<mark> <embed> <span>
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Which CSS pseudo-class adds a style to an element when the mouse is over it?
:focus :hover :active
a:hover {
  font-weight: bold;
  color: #00da01;
}
Click on the function which returns a string value that represents the number rounded to the x digits after the decimal point.
toPrecision(x) toFixed(x) floor(x)
var num = 12.34567;
num = num.toFixed(2);
alert(num);       // 12.35
Indicate the PHP function which reads an entire file into an array.
[) file() readfile()
$arr = file("a_file.txt", FILE_IGNORE_NEW_LINES | FILE_SKIP_EMPTY_LINES);
var_export($arr);
Numbers and mathematical 0perators

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