## Math Ch 3+4 Vocab

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# Math Ch 3+4 Vocab

 rule of exponents for a power of a productto do this, you find the power of each factor then multiply "distribute" the outside exponents to all factors inside parentheses
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rule of exponents for a power of a product to do this, you find the power of each factor then multiply
"distribute" the outside exponents to all factors inside parentheses
rule of exponents for a power of a power to do this, you multiply the exponents
a number/variable with an exponent in parentheses with an exponent outside
rule of exponents for products of powers to multiply two powers having the same base, you add the exponents
exponent in a power, the number that indicates how many times the base is used as a factor
the small number
degree of a polynomial the greatest of the degrees of its terms after it has been simplified
exponential form 5x5x5x5x5 would be written as 5^5
base The number that is used as a given number of times (see notecard)
power The product when a number is multiplied by itself a given number of times
constant a numeral
considered a monomial
monomial is considered to be a polynomial of one term
an expression that is either an numeral, a variable or the product of a numeral and one or more variables
polynomial a sum of monomials
trinomial three termed polynomial
binomial two termed polynomial
coefficient the number in the monomial
similar or like terms two monomials that are exactly alike or are the same except for their numerical coefficients
polynomial in simplest form when no two of its terms are similar
degree of a monomial the sum of the degrees of its variables
proof logical reasoning that uses given facts, definitions, properties, and other already proved theorems to show that a theorem is true
theorem a statement that is shown to be true using a logically developed argument

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