# Mathematical Operators

This is archived documentation for InfluxData product versions that are no longer maintained. For newer documentation, see the latest InfluxData documentation.

Mathematical operators follow the standard order of operations. That is, parentheses take precedence to division and multiplication, which takes precedence to addition and substraction. For example `5 / 2 + 3 * 2 = (5 / 2) + (3 * 2)` and `5 + 2 * 3 - 2 = 5 + (2 * 3) - 2`.

## Supported Operators

``SELECT A + 5 FROM add``

You can add together other field keys.

``SELECT A + B FROM add``

### Subtraction

You can subtract a constant.

``SELECT 1 - A FROM sub``

You can subtract one field key from another field key.

``SELECT A - B FROM sub``

### Multiplication

You can multiply by a constant.

``SELECT 10 * A FROM mult``

You can multiply by other field keys.

``SELECT A * B * C FROM mult``

Multiplication distributes across other operators

``SELECT 10 * (A + B + C) FROM mult``
``SELECT 10 * (A - B - C) FROM mult``
``SELECT 10 * (A + B - C) FROM mult``

### Division

You can divide by a constant.

``SELECT 10 / A FROM div``

You can divide by other field keys.

``SELECT A / B FROM div``

Division distributes across other operators

``SELECT 10 / (A + B + C) FROM mult``

## Operators with Functions

The use of mathematical operators inside of function calls is currently unsupported.

For example

``SELECT 10 * mean(value) FROM cpu``

will work, however

``SELECT mean(10 * value) FROM cpu``

will yield a parse error.

## Unsupported Operators

### Inequalities

Using any of `=`,`!=`,`<`,`>`,`<=`,`>=`,`<>` in the `SELECT` clause yields empty results for all types. See GitHub issue 3525.

### Miscellaneous

Using any of `%`, `^` will yield a parse error. If you would like to see support for these operators open an issue.

## Logical Operators are Unsupported

Using any of `&`,`|`,`!|`,`NAND`,`XOR`,`NOR` will yield parse error.

Additionally using `AND`, `OR` in the `SELECT` clause of a query will not behave as mathematical operators and simply yield empty results, as they are tokens in InfluxQL.