An arithmetic operator is a mathematical equation, similar to what we have seen in algebra, that takes integers and calculates them in a certain way. Java contains a set of basic common arithmetic operators that can be used to perform a number of different calculations. Take a look at the five operators we will examine.

```
package exlcode;
public class ArithmeticOperatorExample {
public static int exampleVariableOne = 15;
public static int exampleVariableTwo = 2;
public static int exampleVariableFive = exampleVariableOne + exampleVariableTwo;
public static int exampleVariableSix = exampleVariableOne - exampleVariableTwo;
public static int exampleVariableSeven = exampleVariableOne * exampleVariableTwo;
public static int exampleVariableEight = exampleVariableOne / exampleVariableTwo;
public static int exampleVariableNine = exampleVariableOne % exampleVariableTwo;
public static void main(String[] args) {
System.out.println(exampleVariableFive);
System.out.println(exampleVariableSix);
System.out.println(exampleVariableSeven);
// This will not print 7.5 because exampleVariableEight is an integer
System.out.println(exampleVariableEight);
System.out.println(exampleVariableNine);
}
}
```

Just as we learned in math class, Java honors the order in which mathematical operations should be performed. Division, multiplication, modulus (%), followed by any addition and subtraction. A minor difference between math principles and Java is if we are dividing two integers, the Java answer will also be an integer, not a number with a decimal point, following the same rule of truncation we discussed earlier. Let's look at an example: the Java result for 15/2 will be 7, not 7.5.

One new operator to you may be the modulus operator, whose function returns the remainder of dividing the first number by the second number.