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# VOCABULARY #3

2012-2013

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expression
a mathematical phrase containing variables or constants and including at least one operation. Example: 12 - X
equation
a mathematical sentence stating that two expressions are equal.
algebra
a branch of mathematics using symbols rather than numbers.
algebraic expression
a mathematical phrase that has at least one variable and one operation. Example: 10 X n or 10n
sum
difference
minuend
the number from which another number is being subtracted.
subtrahend
the number being subtracted from another number.
product
the answer to a multiplication problem.
factor
a number that divides another number without a remainder. The numbers that are multiplied together to get a product.
quotient
the answer in a division problem. Example: 45/9 = 5, 5 is the quotient.
divisor
the number used to divide another number. Example: In 12/3, 3 is the divisor.
dividend
the number being divided by another number. Example: In 12/3, 12 is the dividend.
axis
either of two lines drawn perpendicular to each other in a graph. These serve as the "X" and "Y" of the coordinate plane.