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# math vocab

TermDefinition
absolute value the distance of an integer from zero on a number line
algebraic expression an expression that includes at least one variable
area the number of square units needed to cover a surface with out any gaps or over laps
base a number used as a repeated factor
base (geometry) in two dimensions, one side of a triangle or a parallelogram which is used to help find the area
box plot a graph that shows how data are distributed using the median, quartiles, least value, and greatest value
capacity the amount a container can hold
coefficient a number that is multiplied by a variable
common factor a number that is a factor of two or more numbers
composite figure a figure that is made up of two or more simpler figures
congruent having the same size and shape
Addend a number that is added to give a sum.
Integers the positive and negative whole numbers. (whole numbers and their opposites)
Decimal another way of writing a fraction.
Factors numbers that are multiplied to give a product.
Digits whole numbers 0-9 which are used to make up all other numbers
Quotient the result when one number is divided by another.
Numerator the number in a fraction that tells how many equal parts of the whole are being considered
GCF the largest number that can be divided by two or more numbers evenly
Divisor the number the dividend is being divided by
Reciprocals two numbers which when multiplied equal a product of 1.
Dividend the number being divided in a division problem.
Denominator the number in a fraction that tells how many equal parts are in the whole
Benchmark a familiar number used as a point of reference
Prime factorization a number written as the product of prime numbers. all
Repeating decimal a decimal representation of a number that has one or more digits that reappear infinitely.
Equivalent fractions fractions that name the same part and have the same value
Simplest form the numerator and denominator have only 1 as a common factor
Terminating decimal a decimal representation of a number that eventually ends.
Mixed number a number made up of a whole number and a fraction
Natural/ counting numbers the whole numbers greater than zero; beginning with 1
Multiple the whole numbers greater than zero; beginning with 1
Composite number a number > 1 that has more than two whole-number factors
Prime number a number that has only two factors, 1 and itself
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