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Chapter 3 Vocabulary Big Ideas

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Variable
a quantity or function that may assume any given value or set of values.
Constant
a quantity assumed to be unchanged
Expression
mathematical phrase that can contain numbers, variables (like x or y) and operators
Equation
a statement that the values of two mathematical expressions are equal
SADM
Subtraction Addition Division Multiplication (Steps for solving 2-step equations)
Variable
(of a quantity) able to assume different numerical values like x, y, or n.
Solution
a means of solving a problem (the answer)
PEMDAS
Order of operations (Parentheses, Exponents, Multiply, Divide, Add, Subtract)
Coefficient
the number multiplied by the variable (4x)