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# Hawkins Algebra 1B

### Unit 6 Vocabulary

Term | Definition |
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Polynomial | A monomial or sum of monomials |

Trinomial | The sum of three monomials |

Binomial | The sum of two monomials |

Factors | In an algebraic expression, the quantities being multiplied |

Prime (Polynomial) | A polynomial that cannot be written as a product of two polynomials with integral coefficients |

Greatest common factor (GCF) | The highest number that divides exactly into two or more numbers |

Coefficient | The numerical factor of a term |

Difference of two squares | Two perfect squares separated by a subtraction sign |

Perfect square | A number with a square root that is a rational number |

Perfect square trinomial | A trinomial that is the square of a binomial |

Quadratic equation | an equation in the form of ax^2 + bx + c = 0 |

Zero-product property | If the product of two factors is zero, then at least one of the factors must be zero |

Completing the square | To add a constant term to a binomial in the form of x^2 + bx so that the resulting trinomial is a perfect square |

Quadratic formula | A formula that allows you to find solutions to any quadratic equation |

Axis of symmetry | The line that goes through the vertex of a parabola and divides the graph into two equal halves |

Parabola | The u-shaped graph of a quadratic function |

Quadratic function | An equation that can be expressed as f(x) = ax^2 + bx + c |

Vertex | The maximum or minimum point on the graph of a parabola |

Minimum | The lowest point on the graph of a curve |

Maximum | The highest point on the graph of a curve |

Double root | The roots of a quadratic function that are the same number |

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