# How to Fix Error in R – Non-numeric Argument to Binary Operator (Example Code)

On this page, I’ll illustrate how to deal with “non-numeric argument to binary operator” in R.

## Example: How to Deal with the Error Message: non-numeric argument to binary operator

"ten" + "five" # Equation in character format leads to error # Error in "ten" + "five" : non-numeric argument to binary operator |

"ten" + "five" # Equation in character format leads to error # Error in "ten" + "five" : non-numeric argument to binary operator

10 + 5 # Equation in numeric format # 15 |

10 + 5 # Equation in numeric format # 15