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Math Vocabulary_4-6

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Associative Property of Multiplication
changing the grouping of factors will not change the product, (ab)c = a(bc)
combination
the result of joining two or more things
Distributive Property of Multiplication
To multiply a sum by a number, you can multiply each addend by the same number and add the products...for a, b, and c, a(b + c) = ab + bc, Ex: 3(4+2)=(3x4)+(3x2),
tree diagram
a diagram used to show the total number of possible outcomes of an event
variable
A symbol or letter that stands for an unknown number
divide
to separate into groups
dividend
the number that is to be divided in a division problem
divisor
the number by which a dividend is divided
inverse operations
opposite operations that undo each other; add and subtract or multiply and divide
quotient
the answer to a division problem
factor
a number that is multiplied by another number to find a product
multiply
when you combine equal groups to find out how many in all
remainder
the number left over when division is completed
product
the answer to a multiplication problem