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# EDU225 Algebra Terms

Term | Definition |
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equivalent | two things are basically the same |

measure | to figure out how much of it is there |

perimeter | the border of an enclosed space |

ratio | the relationship in quantity or degree between two things |

right angle | the 90 degree angle between two perpendicular lines |

segment | one of several pieces that together create a whole |

polygon | a closed shape with straight sides |

square | a figure with four equal sides and four right angles |

rectangle | any shape with four sides and four right angles |

sum | a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers |

triangle | a three-sided polygon |

surface area | the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary |

quadrilateral | a four-sided polygon |

mathematical notation | a notation used by mathematicians |

algebra | the mathematics of generalized arithmetical operations |

compute | make a mathematical calculation or computation |

simplify | make simpler or easier or reduce in complexity or extent |

coefficient | a constant term related to the properties of a product |

linear | of or in or along or relating to a line; involving a single dimension |

exponent | a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself |

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