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# Hawkins Connections

### Algebraic Connections Chapter 5 Vocabulary

Term | Definition |
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Prime number | A number greater than 1 that has only itself and 1 as a factor |

Composite number | A number greater than 1 that is divisible by a number other than itself and 1 |

Prime factorization | Expressing a composite number as the product of prime numbers |

Greatest common factor | The largest number that is a factor of the original numbers |

Least common multiple | The smallest number that is divisible by both numbers |

Rational numbers | The set of all the numbers that can be expressed in the form a/b, where a and b are not equal to 0 |

Terminating decimal | A decimal that ends |

Repeating decimal | A decimal that has a part that repeats |

Reciprocal | Two numbers whose product is 1 |

Scientific notation | A number expressed in the form of a x 10^n, where a is a number between 1 and 10 and n is an integer |

Irrational number | The set of numbers whose decimal representations are neither terminating nor repeating |

Perfect square | A number that is a square of a whole number |

Rationalizing the denominator | The process of rewriting a radical to remove the square root from the denominator |

Real numbers | The set of rational and irrational numbers |

Natural numbers | The counting numbers |

Whole numbers | The natural numbers and zero |

Integers | The whole numbers and their opposites |

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