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Math Terms 2018-19

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algebraic expression
a math sentence that may contain numbers, operations, and one or more symbols
terms
parts of algebraic expressions
variable
a symbol that represents one or more numbers
constant
terms without a variable
coefficient
a number factor in front of the variable that is being multiplied by the variable
like terms
terms that have the same variable raised to the same power or exponents
simplest form
an algebraic expression when it has no like terms and no parentheses
distributive property
lets you multiply a sum by multiplying each addend separately and then add the products
substitute
to replace a variable with an integer or a rational number using parentheses
evaluate
to find a numerical answer given a numeric value for the variable
exponent/power
a number that is used to show repeated multiplication of a number
integer
positive and negative whole numbers and zero
rational number
a number that can be written as a fraction or decimal
simplify
collecting like terms and using operations to write in the most compact manner