15 terms

order of operations

the order in which operations in an expression to be evaluated is carried out. 1. parentheses 2. exponents 3. multiplication and division 4. addition and subtraction

numeric expression

an expression that contains only numbers and operation symbols (with no equal sign)

algebraic expression

An expression that contains numbers, operations, variables, and one or more symbols.

exponent

A mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself.

variable

A letter used to represent one or more numbers

coefficient

A number multiplied by a variable.

constant

A value that does not change

term

A number, a variable, or the product of a number and a variable

like terms

Can be grouped together because they have the same variable raised to the same power

simplify

To write a fraction or expression in simplest form

evaluate

To find the value of a mathematical expression.

equation

A mathematical sentence that contains an equals sign.

solution

1. A method or process for solving a problem. 2. The answer to or disposition of a problem.

inequality

A statement that compares two quantities using <, >, ≤,≥, or ≠

solution set

The set of values that make a statement true