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Expressions & Equations Vocabulary
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algebraic expression
a combination of variables, numbers and at least one operation
base
in a power, the number used as a factor
constant
a term that does not contain a variable
coefficient
the numerical factor of a term that contains a variable; the number directly in front of the variable
dividend
the number that is to be divided
divisor
the number that divides the dividend
equation
a mathematical sentence that contains an equal sign
equivalent
values that are equal; 1 + 19 = 2 + 18
evaluate
to find the value of an expression; to find the answer; to solve
exponents
the number that tells how many equal factors there are; the number that tells how many times the base is used as a factor
expression
a variable or combination of variables, number and symbols that represent a mathematical relationship; it does not have an equal sign
factor
two or more numbers that are multiplied together to form a product
greater than
used to compare two numbers when the first number is larger than the second number; 5>3
multiple
the product of a whole number and any other whole number
numerical expression
a combination of numbers and operations
order of operations
the rules to follow when more than one operation is used in a numerical expression; Parentheses, Exponent, Multiply or Divide, Add or Subtract
product
the result of multiplication
quantity
an amount
quotient
the result of division of one quantity by another
sum
the result of addition
term
when a plus of minus sign separates an algebraic expression into parts
variable
a quantity that changes or can have different values; a symbol, usually a letter, that can stand for a variable quantity
powers
numbers expressed using exponents
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