CPM 8 - Exponents and Functions

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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.