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Module 2 Vocabulary

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GCF
the greatest of the common factors of two or more numbers
LCM
the least number that is a multiple of two or more whole numbers
multiplicative inverse
two numbers whose product is 1 are multiplicative inverses of one another
prime number
a number greater than 1 that can only be divided by 1 and itself
composite number
any whole number greater than 1 that can be divided evenly by numbers other than 1 or itself
factors
numbers that you can multiply to get another number
multiples
a number that can be divided exactly by that number
dividend
a number divided by another number
divisor
the number you divide by
reciprocal
any two numbers that have a product of 1
algorithm
a procedure for solving a mathematical problem
distributive property
to multiply a sum of a number, multiply each addend (number in the parentheses) by the number outside the parenteses
estimate
a close guess of the actual value, usually with some thought or calculation involved