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# vocab words

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alegebra | a mathmatical langauge that uses symbols, usually lettters, along with numbers. the letters stand for numbers that are unknown. |

algebraic expressions | a combination of variables, numbers, and at least one operation. |

area | the number of square units need to the surface enclosed by a geometric figure |

base | in power, the numberused as a factor. |

composite number | a number greater than 1 with more than 2 factors |

cubed | the product in which a number is a factor three times. |

defining the variable | choosing a variable to represent the input when writing a function rule |

equal signs | a symbol of equality |

equation | a mathmatical sentance that contains and equals sign |

evaluate | to find the value of an algebraic expression by replacing variables with numerals |

exponet | in a power , the number of times the base is used as a factor |

factor | a number that divides into a whole number with a remainder of zero. |

formula | an equation that shows a relationship among certain qualites |

function | a relation in which each element of the input is paired with exactly one element of the output according toa specified rule |

function rule | an expression that describes the relationship between input an output |

function table | a table organization the input, rule, and output of a fraction |

numerical expression | a combination of numbers and operations |

order of operations | the rules that tell which operation to perform first when more than one operation is used |

power | a number that can be expressed using an exponet |

prime factorization | a composite number expressed as aroduct of prime numbers |

prime number | a whole number that has exactly two unique factors, 1 and the numer itself |

solution | the value of a variable that makes an equation true |

solve | to replace a variable with a value that results in a true sentance |

squared | a number multiplied by itself |

variable | a symbol, usually a letter, used to represent a number |