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Corsa Chapter 1 Vocabulary

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mean
a measure of central tendency often referred to as average
division
the inverse operation of multiplication
equal
having the same value
equation
a mathematical sentence relating two mathematical expressions with an equal sign
fraction
a number expressed in the form a/b where a and b are whole numbers
integers
the set of numbers
measure of central tendency
mean, median, mode
median
the middle number of a set of data.
mode
the number or numbers that show up the most in a set of data
negative numbers
numbers that are less than 0
number line
a diagram representing all real numbers as points on a line
numberical order
to write numbers from smallest to largest
range
the difference between the least and greatest pieces of data
scale
an arrangement of numbers in uniform intervals
solution
any value for a variable that makes an equation true
stem and leaf plot
a frequency distribution made by arranging the data
variable
a symbol or letter that stands for a number