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8th Voc: 2.2 Sci.

8th Grade Vocabulary Chapter two Section two (Dixon)
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variable
a quantity that can change, often with a numerical value. For example, position and speed are variables.
value
the particular number (with units) that a variable may have. For example, 20 feet is a value.
speed
the distance an object travels divided by the time it takes.
average speed
the total distance divided by the total time for a trip.
constant speed
speed that stays the same. Moving at a constant speed means you travel the same distance each second (like perfect cruise control).
conversion factor
a ratio used to convert from one unit to another, such as from feet to meters.