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# Alston601

### math talent vocabulary words

Question | Answer |
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Circumference | distance around a circle |

Input | act of entering data into the computer |

Average | the sum of two or more quantities divided by the number of quantitites |

Trapezoid | a quadrilateral with only one pair of parallel lines |

Ratio | a comparison of two quantities by division |

Variable | a symbol or letter used to represent a number |

Radius | the distance from the center of a circle to anywhere on the circle |

Fraction | 2 numbers seperated by a line showing parts of a whole |

Numerator | the top part of a fraction that shows how many parts are selected |

Denominator | the bottom part of a fraction showing the total amount of parts |

Diameter | the distance around a circle through its center |

Area | the number of square units needed to cover the surface of an enclosed figure |

Decimal | numbers that have digits in the tenths place and beyond |

Equations | a math number sentence that has and equal sign |

Perimter | the distance around any enclosed figure |

Percent | a ratio that compares a number to 100 |

Proportion | an equation stating that two ratios or rates are equivalent |

Commutative property | the order in which numbers are added or multiplied does not change the sum or product |

Absolute value | the distance away from the zero on a number line |

Central angle | a pair of lines forming an angle on a circle |

Volume | the amount of space a three-dimensional figures contains |

Associative property | the way in which how numbers are grouped does not affect the answer |

Chord | a segment like the diameter but doesn't go through the center |

Arc | a curved line on a circle |

Integers | the whole numbers and its opposites |

Rate | a ratio comparing two quantities with different kinds of units |

Computer | a machine that stores and processes information |

Analytical machine | a computer that punches code onto a card. It was invented by Charles Babbage |

Conditional statement | a program taht allows a computer to select from a group of actions to perform |

Z3 | the first programmable computer that wasn't tied to a specific function |

Mark I | a giant calculator the size of a room that can perform any numbers of equations |

ENIAC | electronic number intergrator and computer |

intergrated circuits | miniature electronic devices that stores and holds transistors |

Transistors | the switches that control the flow of electricity in a computer |

Microprocessor | a silcion chip that hols thousands of transistors |

Apple 2 | the first popular home computer |

Output | the computer generated information that is displayed to the user in some dicernible form such as screen display,printed page, or sound |

processing | the manipulation of data by a microprocessor oe embedded processor according to instructions given to it by a program |

Electronic | adjective for describinga device or result that is dependent on the action of electrons to work |

Modern | allows the compUter to talk to each other |

Software | the processor and data that makescomputer programs work unable to touch |

Megahertz | how many millions of times per second a computer can process instruction |

Buses | links the different parts of a computer |

Hardware | the physical part of your computer that you can touch or feel such as the keyboard, monitor, and computer case |

Hard drive | saves information on discs |

Microprocessor | the main processing unit of a computer or into processing device the brains of the machine carrying out instructions preform calculations and interactions with the components used to operate the computer |

Binary | a computer's language of ones and zeroes |

RAM | memory to store data and programs being processed currently. It is auto erased when power off. RAM must be saved on disk or tape for future use |

ROM | stored permanent system instructions which never changed. It hold contents even when thew power is turned off. Data is placed on ROM only once and studies there permanently.ROM is generally installed by the manufacturer as part of the system |

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