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Operation (mathematics)

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In mathematics, an operation is a function which takes in some input(s) and produce 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 involved when solving math problems.

There are a few other operations aside from the elementary operations, including raising numbers to exponents, taking the root and applying the logarithm.

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  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).