# MATLAB: Simple arithmetic operations

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Arithmetic operations in general, so among others of vectors with vectors and with scalars, are done in MATLAB by just using the mathematical operators '+', '-', '*' and '/'.

Corresponding to the example "Velocity of a robot" in the vector algebra article a time *t* and a three-dimensional velocity vector *v* can be created. Then the distance *s* that the robot moves in time *t* can be computed as follows:

And corresponding to the example in the article about simple arithmetic operations, the movement of a robot can be computed as follows: