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Base

The repeated factor. For example, 2 is the base in 2³.

Commutative Property of Multiplication

If two expressions are multiplied, the order may be reversed. That is ab = ba.

Compound Interest

Interest that is paid on both the principal and the previously accrued interest.

Exponent

A quantity representing the power to which a given number or expression is to be raised; expressed as a raised symbol beside the number or expression.

Exponential Growth

Growth that continues to increase at an expanding rate.

Factoring

Break a number up into numbers that can be multiplied together to get the original number.

Function

A relation in which for each input value there is one and only one output value.

Interest

An amount paid which is a percentage of an initial value (principal).

Linear Equation

An equation whose graph is a line.

Linear Growth

Growth that continues to increase at the same rate.

Linear Function

Any function that graphs to a straight line. The function has no exponents or powers.

Principal

Initial investment or capital. An initial value.

Scientific Notation

A number written in the form a x 10ⁿ, where 1 ≤ a < 10 and n is an interger.

Simple Interest

Interest paid on the principal alone.