Add

Addition is a mathematical operation that represents combining collections of objects together into a larger collection

Multiplying

This is one of the four elementary, mathematical operations of arithmetic; with the others being addition, subtraction and division.

Slower years

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Slower |
"As of a few years ago multiplying was 3x slower than add" from question "Time taken in executing % / * + - operations" "Its the multiplying that historically was slower than the add" from question "C++ pointer comparison with []operator for arrays?" |

Precedence higher divide

Clock cycles operation

Quality | Example |
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Operation more |
"The multiplying operation uses more clock cycles than the add on many processors" from question "Efficiency: arrays vs pointers" |

Faster |
"However multiplying is faster than adding even though less clock cycles are used to add verses multiplying according to what my particular cpu s datasheet says about the instructions being used" from question "SIMD with Altivec: why is multiplying two vectors faster than adding two vectors?" |

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