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algebra vocabulary

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Term
the number or an expressions that are added in a sum
Base
the number or expression that is used as a factor in a repeated multiplication
Sum
to determined the variable in an equation
Variable
a letter that represents one or more numbers
Coefficient
the numerical part of a variable term
Factor
when two numbers are multiplied.
Expression
a mathematical sentence
Quotient
an answer to a division problem
Difference
an answer to a subtraction problem
Power
made up of an exponent or a base
Exponent
a number or a variable that represents the number of times a base is used as a factor in a repeated multiplication
Equation
a statement that two expressions are equal
Product
an answer to a multiplication problem
Constant
a term that is a number
Integer
consisted of negative and positive whole number, including 0
Absolute Value
the distance between the number and 0 on a number line
Opposites
two numbers that have the same absolute value but have different signs
Coordinate Plane
formed by a horizontal number line called the x-axis and a vertical number line called the y-axis
Origin
the point (0,0) where the x-axis and the y-axis intersect in a coordinate plane
Ordered Pair
a pair of numbers that can be used to locate a point in a coordinate plane. The first number is the x-coordinate, and the second number is the y-coordinate
X-axis, Y-axis
the horizontal number line in a coordinate plane and the vertical number line in a coordinate plane
Quadrants
four regions into which a coordinate plane is divided by the x-axis and the y-axis
Scatter Plot
the graph of a collection of ordered pairs (x,y)