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inequality
A mathematical sentence that compares two amounts using the symbols; >, <, ≤, ≥, or ≠.
system of linear equations
Two or more linear equations using the same variables.
exponent
the number that indicates how many times the base is used as a factor
factor
a number that is multiplied by another number to find a product
monomial
A polynomial with one term (it has a coefficient and a variable)
binomial
a polynomial with two terms
trinomial
A polynomial with three terms
parabola
the graph of a quadratic function; u-shaped
vertex
The maximum or minimum point of a parabola; turning point in a parabola
quadratic function
A function that can be written in the form y=ax² + bx + c, where a doesn't equal zero
exponential decay model
y = a(1-r)^t
exponential growth model
y = a(1+r)^t
quadratic formula
x = -b ± √(b² - 4ac)/2a; use for any quadratic equation
factor completely
write polynomial as a product of unfactorable polynomials with integer coeffecients
vertical motion model
a quadratic equation that models the height of an object at a given time; h = -16t² + vt + s
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