# 7th Grade: Chapter 3 Multiple Step Equations and Inequalities

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### Associative Property

the property that states that for all real numbers a, b and c, their sum or product is always the same regardless of their grouping

### Coefficient

The number that is multiplied by a variable in an algebraic expression

### Commutative Property

the property that states that two or more numbers can be added or multiplied in any order without changing the sum or product

### Constant

a value that does not change (a term with no variable)

### Distributive Property

the property that states if you multiply a sum by a number, you will get the same result if you multiply each addend by that number and then add the products

### Inequality

a mathematical statement that compares two expressions by using one of the following symbols: <, >, (greater than or equal to) and (less than or equal to)

### Like Terms

two or more terms that have the same variable parts raised to the same power

### Term

the parts of an expression that are added or subtracted

### Solution Set

the set of values that makes a statement true

### algebraic inequality

an inequality that contains at least one variable

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