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Math Words

Math vocabulary

The answer to subtraction problem Difference
The answer to an addition problem Sum
They are the same distance from zero on the number line Opposites
A picture of a straight line on which every point is assumed to correspond to a real number and every real number to a point Number Line
The distance that a number is from zero on a number line Absolute value
Going from left to right Horizontal
Going up to down Vertical
Whole numbers and their opposites Integer
One of a pair of numbers whose sum is zero Additive Integers
A number that can be written as a fraction Rational
Any integer greater than zero Positive Integer
Any integer less than zero Negative Integer
Multiply everything inside the parenthesis by the number in front of the parenthesis Distributive Property
When a fraction is written in simplest forms Lowest Terms
Top number of a fraction Numerator
Bottom number of a fraction Denominator
A number by which another number, the dividend, is divided Divisor
A number multiplied with another number Factor
The answer to a division problem Quotient
The answer to a multiplication problem Product
When something comes to an end Terminating
Combine all like terms that can be combined and get rid of parenthesis to cut down on the number of terms in an expression Simplify
Two numbers whose product is 1 Reciprocals
A ratio of two numbers representing part of a whole Fraction
A number written with place value instead of fractions or mixed numbers Decimal
Accounting number (1,2,3) Natural Number
A number without a fraction or decimal, beginning with zero (0,1,2,3) Whole Number
Natural number that is not divisible by two Even Number
A number that cannot be written as a fraction (is the most famous one) Irrational Number
Small number above and to the right of the base; tells how many times the base number is used as a factor Exponent
Large, lower number in exponential notation, factor Base
The expression under the radical sign Radicand
One of two equal factors of a number Square Root
A letter to represent a value Variable
terms with exactly the same variable(s) with the same exponent Like terms
A number, or group of numbers, written with operation signs (+,-,x,/) Algebraic Expressions
Two expressions that are equal Equation
One expression that is NOT equal to another Inequality
A line that is the edge of a region of a graph of a linear inequality on a coordinate plane Boundary Line
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