Definition of

# Binary Operation

An operation that needs two inputs.

A simple example is the addition operation "+":

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Subtraction, multiplication and division are also binary operations, and there are many more.

The two inputs are called "operands".

Also, a binary operation should take and return things of the same type! In other words, the operands and the result must belong to the same Set.

A simple example is the addition operation "+":

In

**2 + 3 = 5**the operation is "+", which takes two values (2 and 3) and gives the result**5**Subtraction, multiplication and division are also binary operations, and there are many more.

The two inputs are called "operands".

Also, a binary operation should take and return things of the same type! In other words, the operands and the result must belong to the same Set.

See: Set

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