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# Algebraic Termz

Question | Answer |
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a term that is raised to an exponent | base |

numbers which have a value that does not change | constants |

a mathematical statement that two expressions are equal | equation |

indicates the number of times that the base occurs | exponent (power) |

a mathematical tool used to shorten or condense repeated multiplication | exponential notation |

a meaningful collection of numbers, variables, and signs of operation | expression |

includes all positive and negative whole numbers and zero | integer |

operations that are opposites | inverse operations |

numbers that cannot be obtained by dividing one integer by another | irrational numbers |

terms with exactly the same variables raised to the same powers | like terms |

an equation that contains more than one variable | multivariate equation |

the number factor of a term | numerical coefficient |

x+y means the sum of x and y or x plus y (operation) | addition |

x-y means the difference of x and y or x minus y (operation) | subtraction |

x•y means the product of x and y or x times y, may be written as (x)(y) or xy (operation) | multiplication |

x/y means x divided by y or the quotient of x and y (operation) | division |

a systematic method of evaluating expressions which tells us to evaluate within parentheses first, then exponents, multiply, divide, add, subtract; abbr. PEMDAS, or PEMA | order of operations |

any number that can be written as one integer divided by another | rational numbers |

the set of all rational numbers and irrational numbers | real numbers |

a set of numbers to choose from which replace the variables in an equation to make it true | replacement set |

a set of numbers that make an equation true | solution set |

a process of switching or exchanging values, often plugging in a numerical value for a variable | substitution |

a set of two or more equations that are to be solved for the values of the variables making all the equations true | system of equations |

a number, or a product of a number and one or more variables | terms |

the letters that are chosen to stand for numbers | variable |

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