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CPM Algebra II Chapter 1 Vocabulary

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function
a mathematical relation such that each element of one set is associated with at least one element of another set
relation
A set of ordered pairs
dependent variable
a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value depends in the independent variable
independent variable
a variable whose values are independent of changes in the values of other variables
y-axis
the up-and-down axis of a graph
x-axis
the left-and-right axis of a graph
standard form
ax+by=c
slope-intercept form
y=mx+b
slope
the steepness of a line on a graph, equal to its vertical change divided by its horizontal change
y-intercept
the spot where a graph intersects the y-axis; the point where x=0
x-intercept
The spot where a graph intersects the x-axis; the point where y=0