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# Math 8

### Math vocabulary #1

Term | Definition |
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Algebra | 1. the part of mathematics in which letters and other general symbols are used to represent numbers and quantities in formulae and equations. |

Coefficient | a numerical or constant quantity placed before and multiplying the variable in an algebraic expression (e.g., 4 in 4x y). |

Domain | the set of possible values of the independent variable or variables of a function. |

Equation | a statement that the values of two mathematical expressions are equal (indicated by the sign =). |

Expression | a collection of symbols that jointly express a quantity. |

Function | a relationship or expression involving one or more variables. "the function (bx + c)" |

Inequality | the relation between two expressions that are not equal, employing a sign such as ≠ “not equal to,” > “greater than,” or < “less than.” |

Ordered pair | nounMATHEMATICS 1. a pair of elements a, b having the property that ( a, b) = (u, v ) if and only if a = u , b = v . |

Perimeter | the continuous line forming the boundary of a closed geometric figure |

Pythagorean theorem | is a relation in geometry among the three sides of a right triangle. It states that the square of the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) is equal to the sum |

Range | the set of values that a given function can take as its argument varies. |

Substitution | the action of replacing someone or something with another person or thing. |

Variable | (of a quantity) able to assume different numerical values. |

Polynomial | an expression of more than two algebraic terms, esp. the sum of several terms that contain different powers of the same variable(s). |

Constant | a quantity or parameter that does not change its value whatever the value of the variables, under a given set of conditions. |

Monomial | (of an algebraic expression) consisting of one term. |

Binomial trinomial | an algebraic expression of the sum or the difference of two terms. |

Constraint | a limitation or restriction. |

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