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The terms that you need to know to be successful in math.
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variable
a letter used to represent an unknown quantity
constant
a number
coefficient
a number written before a variable that tells you how many times to multiply the value of the variable
exponent
tells you how many times to multiply a base by itself
like terms
have the same variable and exponent
product
the answer to a multiplication problem
quotient
the answer to a division problem
sum
the answer to an addition problem
difference
the answer to a subtraction problem
integer
positive and negative whole numbers and zero
term
a variable, constant, or combination of both which are separated by plus or minus signs
equation
a statement of equality between two expressions
expression
a term or a group of terms
inverse operations
operations that undo each other
polynomial
an expression with two or more terms
monomial
a single term
binomial
an expression with exactly two terms
trinomial
an expression with exactly three terms
linear equation
An equation with two variables that gives a straight line when graphed
parabola
the u shaped graph formed when a quadratic equation is graphed
quadratic equation
An equation with a squared term.
roots
The solutions to a quadratic equation are also called this.
zero product property
States that if (a x b = 0), then a = 0 or b = 0
x intercept
the point where a graph crosses the x axis
y intercept
the point where a line graph crosses the y axis
base
a number or term that is being raised to a power
square number
the product of multiplying a number by itself
1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36, 49, 64, 81, 100
square numbers
cube number
the product of multiplying a number by itself twice
1, 8, 27, 64, 125
cube numbers
the answer when dividing by zero
undefined
zero divided by any non-zero number is equal to
0
inverse operations
operations that undo each other and are used to solve equations
perfect square trinomial
the result of squaring a binomial
difference of two squares
the result of multiplying (a+b)(a-b)
factor an expression
to write the expression as a multiplication problem, that is a product of factors
factoring
the opposite of distributing
Undefined
Division by zero is this
Hypotenuse
The longest side of a right triangle
Vertical line
The graph of x = 4 would form this type of line.
Horizontal line
The graph of y = 6 would form this type of line.
2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13
Prime numbers
Pythagorean Theorem
a² + b² = c²
1, 3, 5, 7...
Odd numbers
Consecutive numbers
Numbers which follow in order
Slope
The "rise over run" or "change in y over the change in x" of a line
Linear
Equations with the highest degree of 1.
A difference of squares
a²-b²
Slope-intercept form of a line
(y = mx + c) or (y = mx + b) is this form of a line
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