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”).


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