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5M Math C
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Gravity
DesCartes 231-240
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range
Distance between highest and lowest numbers in a set of data
right triangle
a triangle with one right angle
sample
A part of a population
scale factor
A factor by which a figure is enlarged or reduced
scientific notation
A mathematical method of writing numbers using powers of ten
secant
A line that intersects a circle in two points
slope
the steepness of a line on a graph, often called "rise over run"
square pyramid
A three-dimensional geometric figure with a square base and four triangular sides that connect at one point; a pyramid with a square base
square region
Area whose boundaries are a square
successive
following in order
tangent
A line in the plane of a circle that intersects the circle in exactly one point
tessellation
A repeating pattern of plane figures that completely cover a plane with no gaps or overlaps
upper quartile
the median of the upper half of the data set
vertical
being in a position or direction perpendicular to the plane of the horizon; upright; plumb
acute triangle
A triangle with 3 acute angles
algebraic sentence
Math problem where letters represent numbers
arc
any unbroken part of the circumference of a circle or other curved line
arithmetic progression
Numerical pattern in which an amount increased by an added factor (ex. 1-2-3-4-5)
chord
a straight line connecting two points on a circle... can never be longer than the diameter
congruent side
sides that have the same length
convert
Rewriting a measurement with different units
corresponding angle
Angles in the same place on different lines
cross-section area
Measure of the size of a surface region that would be exposed by making a straight cut through something, especially at right angles to an axis
cubed
Something that is multiplied three times (5 x 5 x 5)
cubic inch
The volume of a cube that is 1 inch wide, 1 inch high, and 1 inch deep
data point
A point on a graph showing the location of a piece of data
ellipse
A elongated circle, or oval shape, the shape of the planets orbit
equality
the state or quality of being equal
expanded notation
A way to write numbers that shows the value of each digit ex 689 = 600+80+9
exponent
A mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself
frequency
how often
horizontal
A line going straight across from side to side
incline
a flat, slanted surface
interior angle
angles inside of a polygon
interval
spacing between things, points, limits, etc.
kilowatt
1,000 watts
lower quartile
The value with a quarter of the data below it
magnitude
greatness of size
matrix
A rectangular arrangement of numbers in rows and columns
outlier
A value much greater or much less than the others in a data set
parabola
a U shaped line on a graph
percentile
A point on a ranking scale of 0 to 100
power
A number or base raised to an exponent
quadrupled
Increases by four times
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