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Math Vocabulary

Definitions of mathematical terms.
a data set by krullebol
created December 7, 2016
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VocabularyDefinitionRepresentationAddn'l Representations
OperationCan be either addition, subtraction, division or multiplication+, -, x, /
PositiveA number that is greater than 01, 235, 8/9, pi
Numerical ExpressionA collection of numbers and mathematical operators2x + 4
VariableAn unknown part of an equation represented by a lettery
EquationTwo expressions set equal to each other4c - 3 = 25
TermGroups of variables and numbers separated by + and - signs in an equation or expression-4b - 6c + 5
IsolatePerform inverse operations on both sides of an equation until a variable stands by itself
TransformA process by which one figure, expression or function is converted into another one of similar value
Algebraic ExpressionA collection of numbers, variables and mathematical operators-6a + 5f - 4-4b - 6c + 5
ConstantA number that stands by itself in an equation17, -5, 2/3
SimplifyTo reduce (an equation, fraction, etc.) to a simpler form 10x - 6x is the same as 4x
Like TermsTerms whose variables and their exponents are the same
SolutionAny value of the variable that makes the equation true
CoefficientThe number that is multiplied by the variable
PowerRepresents how many times to use the base number/variable in multiplication. It is written as a small number to the right and above the base numberExponent
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