## Algebra## Algebraic Operations |

## What are the common types of mathematical operations? |

Operations are ways to obtain a single entity from one or more entities by manipulating numbers (and letters) in certain ways. They include the *elementary operations* most of us are familiar with: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, cubing, squaring, and integer root extraction. There are numerous types of other operations, including *binary operations,* in which two quantities or expressions *x* and *y* interact in set theory (for more about set theory, see “Math Basics”).