Operation (mathematics)

mathematical procedure which produces a result from operands; calculation from zero or more input values (called operands) to an output value

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". Math Vault. 2019-08-01. Retrieved 2020-08-26.
  2. "Operation Definition (Illustrated Mathematics Dictionary)". www.mathsisfun.com. Retrieved 2020-08-26.
  3. Weisstein, Eric W. "Binary Operation". mathworld.wolfram.com. Retrieved 2020-08-26.