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Hawkins Connections

Algebraic Connections Chapter 5 Vocabulary

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
Created by: thawkins