14 terms

Math Ch. 1 Vocabulary

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base
in a power, the number that is the common factor
cube root
one of three equal factors of a number
exponent
in a power, the number of times the base is used as a factor
irrational number
a number that cannot be expressed as the quotient a/b where a and b are integers and b does not equal 0
monomial
a number, a variable, or a product of a number and one or more of its variables
perfect cube
a rational number whose cube root is a whole number
perfect square
a rational number whose square root is a whole number
power
a product of repeated factors using an exponent and a base
radical sign
The symbol √ used to indicate a positive square root
rational number
numbers that can be written as the ratio of two integers in which the denominator is not zero
repeating decimal
decimal form of a rational number
scientific notation
a compact way of writing numbers with absolute numbers with absolute values that are very large or very small
square root
one of the two equal factors of a number
terminating decimal
a repeating decimal where the repeating digit is zero