**Carry (arithmetic)**

In elementary arithmetic a **carry** is a digit that is transferred from one column of digits to another column of more significant digits during a calculation algorithm. When used in subtraction the operation is called a **borrow**. It is a central part of traditional mathematics, but is often omitted from curricula based on reform mathematics, which do not emphasize any specific method to find a correct answer.

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“It is not enough that we are truthful; we must cherish and *carry* out high purposes to be truthful about.”

—Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)