Tenor Chapter 3 Algebra

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arithmetic sequence
A numerical pattern that increases or decreases at a constant rate or value. The difference between successive terms of a sequence is constant.
common difference
The difference between the terms in an arithmetic sequence.
constant
A monomial that is a real number.
constant of variation
The number k in equation of the form y=kx.
deductive reasoning
The process of using facts, rules, definitions, or properties to reach a valid conclusion.
direct variation
An equation of the form y=kx, where k cannot be zero. Must pass through the origin.
inductive reasoning
A conclusion based on a pattern of examples.
linear equation
An equation of the form Ax + By = C, with a graph that is a straight line.
linear function
A function with ordered pairs that satisfy a linear equation.
rate of change
How a quantity is changing with respect to a change in another quantity.
root
The solutions of a quadratic equation.
sequence
A set of numbers in a specific order.
slope
The ratio of the change in the y-coordinates to the corresponding change in the x-coordinates as you move from one point to another along a line.
standard form
The standard form of a linear equation is Ax+By=C, where A must be greater than or equal to zero, A and B cannot both be zero, and A, B, and C are integers with a GCF of 1.
terms of the sequence
The numbers in a sequence.
x-intercept
The x-coordinate of a point where a graph crosses the x-axis.
y-intercept
The y-coordinate of a point where a graph crosses the y-axis.