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Algebra Flashcards

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Operation
Something that is done to numbers, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing
Expression
A collection of numbers, operation signs, and symbols of inclusion that stands for a number
Variable
A letter that Represents a number. It represents the same number each time
Substitution
Replacing a variable with a constant
Exponent
In an expression requiring multiplication the constant or variable that tells how many bases to multiply together
Equation
A sentence which says that one expression is equal to another expression
Solution
A number that can be substituted for the variable in the sentence equal
Area
Is a measure of the "space" inside a figure
Additive inverse
2 numbers that add up to 0
Absolute value
The distance of a number from the origin on a number line; the number itself or the opposite of the number, which evere is positive
Positive number
A number greater than 0
Negative number
A number less than 0
Integer
A whole number or it's opposite not including the fraction inbetween
Real number
All numbers on the number line including positive numbers, negative numbers, 0, fractions and decimals
Reciprocal
(mathematics) one of a pair of numbers whose product is 1: the reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2
Commutative
To interchange, or reverse, the positions of 2 numbers
Associate
To group 2 of the numbers in parentheses so that the operation between them is done 1st
Like terms
2 terms in an expression that have the same variables raised to same powers
Coefficient
a constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic
Multiplicative prop of equality
If: a, b, & c E R and a = b
Then: a x c = b x c
Polynomial
An expression that has no operation other than addition, subtraction, and multiplying by or of the variables
Constant
A symbol which is always stands for the same number
Monomial
A polynomial with one term
Binomial
A polynomial with one term
Trinomial
A polynomial with 3 terms
Degree of polynomial
Is the exponent of the highest power of that variable
Linear
A word describing a first degree polynomial
Quadratic
A word describing a second degree polynomial
Cubic
A word describing athirs degrees polynomial
Conjugate binomials
Binomials that are the same except for the sign between the terms
Radical
A expression that has a root, a sign placed in front of an expression to denote that a root is to be extracted
Rational number
A number that can be written as a ratio of 2 integers
Irrational number
A number that cannot be written as a ratio of 2 integers
Factor
Numbers that are multiplied together
Terms
Numbers that are added to each other or subtracted from each other