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# Math Connects Ch 1

### Number Patterns and Functions

Question | Answer |
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algebra | A mathematical language that uses symbols, usually letters, along with numbers. The letters stand for numbers that are unknown. |

algebraic expression | A combination of variables, numbers, and at least one operation. |

area | The number of square units needed to cover the surface enclosed by a geometric figure. |

base | The number used as a factor. |

composite number | A number greater than 1 with more than two factors. |

cubed | The product in which a number is a factor three times. |

define the variable | Choosing a variable to represent the input when writing a function rule. |

equals sign | A symbol of equality. |

equation | A mathematical sentence that contains an equals sign, = |

evaluate | To find the value of an algebraic expression by replacing variables with numerals. |

exponent | In a power, the number of times the base is used as a factor. |

factor | A number that divides into a whole number with a remainder of zero. |

formula | An equations that shows a relationship among certain quantities |

function | A relation in which each element of the input is paired with exactly one element of the output according to a specified rule. |

function rule | An expression that describes the relationship between each input and output. |

function table | A table organizing the input, rule, and output of a function. |

numerical expression | A combination of numbers and operations. |

order of operations | The rules that tell which operation to perform first when more than one operation is used. |

power | A number that can be expressed using and exponent. |

prime factorization | A composite number expressed as a product of prime numbers. |

prime number | A whole number that has exactly two unique factors, 1 and the number itself. |

solution | The value of a variable that makes and equation true. |

solve | To replace a variable with a value that results in a true sentence. |

squared | A number multiplied by itself. |

variable | A symbol, usually a letter, used to represent a number. |

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