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Prestique Vocabulary

First Math Vocabulary Test!!!

Absolute Value A number's distance from zero on a number line. Distance is expressed as a positive value.
Coefficient The number that multiplies the variable(s) in an algebraic expression (e.g. 4xy). If no number is specified, the coefficient is one.
Denominator The number b in a fraction a/b. If the fraction is representing a part-whole relationship, denominator is the number of equally-sized parts that make the whole or the set.
Distributive Property Multiplying a sum by a number is the same as multiplying each addend by the number and then adding the products.
Equation A mathmatical sentance stating that the two expressions have the same value.
Expression A mathmatical phrase that contains variables, functions, numbers, and/or operations. An expression does not contain equal or inequality signs.
Integers The numbers in the set...(...-4,-3,-2,-1,0,1,2,3,4...)
Multiples The numbers that result from multiplying a given whole number by the set of whole numbers
Numerator The number a in a fraction a/b. If the fraction is a part-whole relationship, then the numerator tells how many equal parts of the whole are being considered.
Quotient The result of dividing two numbers
Variable Any symbol, usually a letter, which could represent a number.
Exponent The number of times the base occurs as a factor, for example 2 cubed would be 2 times 2 times 2.
Fraction A rational number expressed in the form a/b, where a is called the numerator and b is called the denominator. A fraction may be part of a whole, ratio of two quanities, or may imply division.
Ratio The comparison of two quanities, the ratio of a and b is a:b or a to b or a/b
Rational Number A number that can be expressed as a ratio a/b where a and b are integers
Whole Number The numbers in the set {0,1,2,3,4,...)
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