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What is the 1 that is carried called?

These are all Latin, would this make sense?

The Latin word for "carry" is "porto", would it be called Porto?

Just guessing here

Example:

  123  <-- Augend or Addend
 +  9  <-- Addend
______


   1   <-- What is this called?
  123
 +  9
______
    2


  123
 +  9
______
  132  <-- Sum
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Carriend? I don't recall that having a name. –  Pedro Tamaroff Jun 2 '12 at 1:15
    
@PeterTamaroff I like the thought process with that answer! Was thinking Addend maybe? –  Phill Pafford Jun 2 '12 at 1:16
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I have seen it called "the carry." –  André Nicolas Jun 2 '12 at 1:19

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They are referred to as carries in http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Carry.html.

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Thanks! I think this is what I'm looking for but will keep it open for a little longer +1 –  Phill Pafford Jun 5 '12 at 16:30
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Wikipedia –  sdcvvc Jun 9 '12 at 13:59

In compsci, when we add binary numbers, we call this the "carry bit."

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