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Linux: Add Strings

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How can I add x and y?  This does not work:
x=1;y=2;echo $x+$y

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POSIX format:

echo $((x+y))

The old "expr" style:

echo `expr $x + $y`

Using the calculator "bc":

 echo "$x + $y" | bc
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x=1
y=2

echo $((x+y))

it should be with $(( ...))
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woolmilkporc, you are faster than me in 17 seconds to get the final answer,
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