15 terms

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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