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Holt Crs3 Ch04 Vocab

Vocabulary words from Holt Math (2010) Course 3 Chapter 04

Base The number in an exponent that is being multiplied several times.
Exponent The number in an exponent that indicates how many times the base is being multiplied.
Power A number produced by raising a base to an exponent.
Exponential form An expression showing repeated multiplication as a base raised to an exponent.
Scientific notation A shorthand way of writing large and small numbers as a number times a power of ten.
Principal square root The non-negative square root of a number.
Perfect square A number that has integers as its square roots.
Irrational number A number that can only be written as a decimal that does not terminate or repeat.
Rational number A number that can be written as a fraction. Can be a terminating or a repeating decimal.
Real number2 The set of all rational and irrational numbers.
Pythagorean Theorem The fact that, in a right triangle, the sum of the squares of the legs is equal to the square of the hypotenuse.
Leg One of the short sides of a right triangle.
Hypotenuse The longest side of a right triangle.
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