13 terms

base

In a power, the base is used as a factor as many times as given by the exponent.

cube root

One of three equal factors of a number.

exponent

In a power, the exponent tells how many times the base is used as a factor.

irrational number

A number that can not be expressed as a quotient of two integers. The divisor cannot be zero.

monomial

An expression that is a number, variable, or a product of numbers and/or variables.

negative exponent

Negative exponents are the result of repeated division. a^-n=1/a^n

perfect cube

A number that is the cube of an integer.

perfect square

A rational number whose square root is a whole number.

radical sign

The symbol used to indicate a non-negative square root.

real number

The set of rational numbers together with the set of irrational numbers.

scientific notation

A method of writing or displaying numbers in terms of a decimal number between 1 and 10 multiplied by a power of 10.

5,000,000=5.0 x 10^6

5,000,000=5.0 x 10^6

square root

One of two equal factors of a number.

standard form

A number is in standard form when it does not contain exponents.