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Dvorak Lesson 25: Learn to Type + & - Keys

This typing lesson will teach you how to touch type with the + [plus] and - [hyphen/minus] keys. These keys are used for mathematical equations. In addition, the hyphen is used to spell many words, and a double hyphen [--] is typed to indicate a dash. If you already know the keyboard, try our our business drills or symbol drills for more relevant practice exercises.


  • Begin with your fingers on the home row.
  • The '+' key is two keys to the right of the 'L' key, stretch up and over with your left pinky, while holding the shift key down to hit it.
  • The '-' key is to the right of the 'S' key, reach to the right with your right pinky finger to hit it.
  • image of dvorak keyboard with plus and minus keys highlighted
  • Once you learn where these keys are, try to type them without looking at your fingers. Scroll down if needed to type the following:
  • When you feel confident you can type these keys without looking, go on to the next lesson.
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