An activity or a mathematical process applied to solve a problem is called an Operation.

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Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are the four basic operations in mathematics.

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If a store sold 24 baseball caps on Saturday and 56 on Sunday, then we will have to apply 'addition' to find the total number of caps sold in two days.

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Solved Example on Operation

Ques: A basket contains 95 apples. The apples are to be shared equally among 5 classes. Which operation helps you find the number of apples each class gets?

Choices:

A. division
B. multiplication
C. addition
D. subtraction
Correct Answer: A

Solution:

Step 1: Number of apples each class gets = Number of apples in the basket ÷ Number of classes.
Step 2: Number of apples each class gets = 95 ÷ 5.
Step 3: So, 'division' is the appropriate operation that is used to find the number of apples each class gets.