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When something is said that it is total is because characterized by be or arise in full, general way. Let us take an example to see it more clearly... The strike by workers power plants is complete. Who read this headline in a newspaper or a news not only will take knowledge and dimension which the called strike adhered all workers gathered in these organizations, but also all gathered public services by precisely these stations do not work because of the measure of strength that is total, that is, general, extended.

For example, when we use the concept of whole or total is because all of those issues or aspects inherent in or linked to a reality or fact involved in this context or scope that is mentioned, all components are included and none is left out of that event.

On the other hand, the whole word designates the set of individuals or things belonging to a class or species. All living things breathe. All of the decisions mark the new direction of the company.

In mathematics, the total term is widely used since through it is referred to as the result of a mathematical operation, the addition, subtraction, division, or multiplication. So 4 is the total of the sum of 2 + 2 and 12 is the total of the multiplication of 3 x 4.

This use in the field of mathematics newly given is very present in our daily lives since we use it in all activities and actions that involve the sum, division or multiplication of quantities. When we buy a number of products in the supermarket, the cashier will be adding the price of each one and finally when you give us the account will give us all the same, just consists of the price of each of the products we buy.

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