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Operation (mathematics)

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In mathematics, an operation is a function which takes some input (or inputs) and produces an output.[1] Some of the most common operations include addition, subtraction, multiplication and division,[2] all of which take two inputs and produce an output. These are called binary operations,[3] and are often used when solving math problems.

There are more operations than these, including raising numbers to exponents, taking the root and applying the logarithm.

Related pages


  1. "The Definitive Glossary of Higher Mathematical Jargon: Operation" (in en-US). 2019-08-01. 
  2. "Operation Definition (Illustrated Mathematics Dictionary)". 
  3. Weisstein, Eric W.. "Binary Operation" (in en).