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# Part I Vocabulary

### 6th Grade Math Vocabulary

Term | Definition |
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estimate | to find an answer close to the exact method by rounding |

exponent | in a power, the number that tells how many times the base is used as a factor |

expanded notation | a way to write numbers that shows the value of each digit |

inequality | a mathematical statement formed by placing an inequality symbol, < or >, between two expressions |

associative property | property that groups numbers in different ways |

commutative property | property that states the order of 2 numbers may be switched around for addition or multiplication and the answer is the same |

distributive property | property that states to multiply each addend of the sum in parenthesis by the number outside the parenthesis |

identity property | property that states adding a number by 0 or multiply by 1 equals the same number |

composite numbers | a whole number greater than 1 having more than 2 factors |

prime number | a whole number that has exactly 2 factors, 1 and itself |

difference | the answer to a subtraction problem |

product | the answer to a multiplication problem |

quotient | the answer to a division problem |

sum | the answer to an addition problem |

repeating decimal | a decimal in which one or more of the digits repeat indefinitely |

terminating decimal | a decimal that ends or terminates |

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