Algebra I VOCAB

I got bored and just happened to copy down my entire textbook vocabulary.
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Arithmetic Sequence
a number sequence formed by adding a fixed number to each previous term to find the next term
Asymptote
a line that the graph of a function gets closer to as x or y gets larger in absolute value
Axis of Symmetry
the line that divides a parabola into two matching halves
Binomial
a polynomial of two terms
Causation
when a change in one quantity causes a change in a second quantity.
Common Difference
the difference between consecutive terms of an arithmetic sequence
Common Ratio
the fixed number used to find terms in a geometric sequence
Completing the Square
a method of solving quadratic equations
Compound Inequalities
two inequalities that are joined by /and/ or /or/.
Compound Interest
interest paid on both the principal and the interest that has already been paid